This Saturday an event will be held by several veteran groups to give information to men and women on services and benefits available to them. The purpose of this fair is to help educate and support returning veterans. Groups expected to be in attendance are the Marine Corps League, the Anniston Disabled American Vets, Helping and Homing, and more.
Returning veterans can also learn about where to find counseling, local careers and even learn about college programs from Jacksonville State University and Gadsden State Community College. The Veterans Benefit Fair will take place at the Anniston Elks Lodge number 189, at 1019 South Noble Street. The fair will begin at noon and run until 5PM. With more than 35,000 known veterans in the area, all are welcome to come out to the first ever benefit fair.