Admission to the fair for Illinois veterans is free on Aug. 14. The
fun-filled day will include a free lunch for all veterans who attend
and entertainment by the Springfield Municipal Band, the U.S. States
Marine Silent Drill Team and Britt Small.
Beginning at 10 a.m.,
the Department of Veterans' Affairs will have dozens of field
officers on hand to provide step-by-step assistance to veterans who
need help filing benefits claims. In addition, many state and
federal agencies, along with regional medical centers and businesses
from across Illinois, will be at the event to provide information
about job and education opportunities, credit-debt and small
business assistance, legal services, and much more.
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