WHO: Local veterans, partner agencies and staff of the Community Action Partnership of the Greater Dayton Area.
WHAT: A complimentary lunch and tribute veterans participating in the agency’s Ohio Veterans Education, Training and Services (Ohio V.E.T.S.) program.
WHEN: Veterans Day, Monday, Nov. 11, from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. The schedule is as follows:
11:30 a.m.: Welcome and introduction.
11:35 a.m.: Special song sung by Cameo Hall.
11:40 a.m.: Poetry reading.
11:45 a.m.–12:15 p.m.: Lunch.
12:20–1 p.m.: Brief remarks from Community Action Partnership representatives followed by special guest speaker Joe D. Wilson, Senior Intelligence Analyst for the National Air and Space Intelligence Center at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base.
WHERE: The Community Action Partnership office, 719 S. Main St. in Dayton.
WHY: There are more than 76,000 veterans living in Montgomery, Greene, Darke and Preble Counties. Nearly one-quarter of the veterans in those four counties are not in the civilian work force. Many veterans, especially those returning from Iraq and Afghanistan, often need assistance with childcare, mental health services, financial literacy, transportation and many other issues.
Veterans may need workforce preparation services and supportive services such as utility payment assistance and weatherization. They also need job training, placement and coaching.
FOR MORE INFORMATION: Contact Dominic Flemingson at dominicf@cap-dayton.org or (937) 341-5000 ext. 137.