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Event for veterans will mix hot dogs, help

Posted by Ralph Ranalli May 3, 2008 08:30 AM

In a show of appreciation for those who have served in Iraq and Afghanistan, the Veterans Administration Heathcare System is sponsoring a family event in Waltham that will mix food, family fun, and information about the benefits, services, and educational and job opportunities available to veterans.

Military personnel who have served in Operation Enduring Freedom and Operation Iraqi Freedom and their families are invited to the event, which will be held on the grounds of the National Archives and Record Administration offices at 380 Trapelo Road on May 17 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Veterans and their families will enjoy a cookout, pony rides and an animal show, music, and free raffles with the grand prize of $1,000 or a 42-inch flat screen TV. Various local, state and federal agencies will also be there to provide information.

The event is not open to the general public. Anyone seeking more information is urged tocontact Diane LeBlanc at the National Archives at 781-663-0133 or 781-526-1137.

-- Stephanie V. Siek

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