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Illinois State Fair dishing up Mini Supermarket of Veterans' Benefits       Send a link to a friend

[AUG. 10, 2005]  SPRINGFIELD -- The Illinois Department of Veterans' Affairs will host a "Mini Supermarket of Veterans' Benefits" during Veterans' Day at the Illinois State Fair. The event will be at the Multi-Purpose Arena on Sunday from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m.

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.

[Illinois Department of Veterans' Affairs announcement]

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