Niagara County Legislator Chris Voccio and Niagara County Clerk Joseph A. Jastrzemski have teamed up to host a “Veterans Services Day” for veterans in Niagara Falls and surrounding communities.
The event will be held Monday, May 22. It will begin at 9 a.m. with coffee and doughnuts at the Cristoforo Colombo Society in Niagara Falls. From there, veterans will board a bus to the County Courthouse in Lockport for a visit with the Veterans Service Agency. Veterans will return to Niagara Falls about 2 p.m.
Voccio and Jastrzemski said that, while the veterans are in Lockport, they can put their DD214 forms on file with the clerk’s office, sign up for the Thank-A-Vet discount program, and learn more about how the VSA can help them. Veterans can also tour the courthouse rotunda where the county’s Purple Heart book is on display.
“Our veterans have done so much for all of us, so events like this are a small way to let them know how much we appreciate them,” Voccio said. “We also want to make sure they are receiving the services and benefits to which they are entitled.”
Jastrzemski said, “I can’t stress enough the importance of putting your DD214 forms on file with us, so you and your family always know they are safe and secure, and you can receive a free official copy at no charge any time it’s needed. Plus, we have a team at the VSA ready to help you with any issues or concerns you may have.”
Registration for this event is required for transportation purposes. Email [email protected] or call 716-439-7241 to reserve a spot for this free event.