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2014-08-07

Veterans assistance - and breakfast, too!

By Susan Junker BCC Contributor

To provide information and address benefits and healthcare questions, several veterans' assistance personnel will be available from 7 am until 11 am, Saturday, August 9, at the Veterans Pancake Breakfast. Held at American Legion Post 157 in Bandera, both Legion and Auxiliary cooks and servers will be "on the line," serving Bandera County veterans a free breakfast of pancakes, sausage and beverages.
Veterans are asked to bring their DD 214, a growling stomach and a smile to the breakfast at the Legion Hall, located at 205 12th Street, across from the Chevron Ice House in Bandera.
Ben Rosario, veterans service officer from the Texas Veterans Commission at the Kerrville VA Medical Center, will be on hand. He can directly access VA records and case information. Trained and certified annually by the Texas Veterans Commission, Bandera County Veterans Service Officer Mary Jo Shaffer focuses on obtaining the maximum benefits earned by Bandera County veterans and their survivors. American Legion's Service Officer Amador Lugo will also provide assistance as well.
Veterans and their families can use Post 157's computer for research and to complete necessary applications. The Legion Post is open from 9 am to 3 pm, every weekday to veterans, families and the general public.
"We are 'Veterans Helping Veterans'," said a Legion spokesman. "You can learn more about the benefits of joining the American Legion and the Auxiliary and sign up at the breakfast."
For more information, call 830-796-7528, e-mail amlegion157@live.com or check http://www.al157tx.org/current-news-and-events.html.
"We look forward to seeing all Bandera County veterans at our second annual breakfast this Saturday morning!" the spokesman continued.