The William Henry Harrison Chapter of Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR), in collaboration with the Indiana Department of Veteran Affairs and Welcome Home Vietnam Veterans (WHVV), is hosting an outreach program on Wednesday, March 16, 2022, from 1:00-4:00 pm at the Valparaiso Public Library 103 Jefferson Street Valparaiso, IN 46383 for those who served our country between the years 1955-1975.
There are an estimated 130,000 Indiana Vietnam Veterans and it is estimated that close to HALF of these veterans have never applied for benefits or were denied benefits years ago. Huge improvements these last few years have been made to add seventeen (17) more presumptive illnesses attributed to the Vietnam War and are now recognized and approved by the Department of Veterans Affairs.
Applying for and receiving these earned benefits is easy, can be life-changing to the Veteran, and his/her family. This program helps improve the quality of life for thousands of Hoosier Veterans. At this event, veterans are presented with a FREE, beautiful, archival-quality hardbound book, A Time to Honor: Stories of Service, Duty, and Sacrifice with a DVD documentary The Journey Home. Please see 2-minute movie clip.
At the time of gift presentation, veterans will be photographed to be preserved in the expanded digital Indiana edition of A Time to Honor. Veterans are welcomed to add their service photo, make comments about their branch of the service, unit, time in basic training, area served, awards received, or story they wish to have preserved. Veterans will also be able to tell their stories through the Library of Congress.
Veterans may pre-order their free gift from VetsGift.com which will be presented in person on March 16, 2022, from 1:00 to 4:00 at the Valparaiso Library. Book gifts are not mailed.
Please forward this message and flyer to any Indiana person or organization who may be aware of eligible veterans to receive this “thank you for your service” gift opportunity.