Arkansas Veterans Coalition Thanksgiving Lunch

Thursday, November 21, 2019 10:22 am
Arkansas Veterans Coalition Thanksgiving Lunch

The Arkansas Veterans Coalition, in cooperation with the Arkansas State Veterans Home (North Little Rock), is sponsoring the Arkansas Veterans Heroes Home Thanksgiving Luncheon at 12:00 noon this Friday, November 22, 2019 at the Arkansas State Veterans Home Community Center at Fort Roots in North Little Rock, and media representatives are encouraged to attend.The luncheon will be provided for the Veterans who live at the Arkansas State Veterans Home at Fort Roots in North Little Rock, their families, their caregivers, fellow veterans, and friends.“Our military service veterans deserve to be honored on this Thanksgiving, and this is just another way we can honor their service,” says Dwight Witcher, Coalition president. “Brightening the holiday for these Veterans benefits the Veteran residents as well as those who volunteer or help sponsor the event.”The Arkansas Veterans Coalition is made up of numerous national and state-registered veterans service organizations advocating on behalf of over 200-thousand Arkansas Veterans and their families including over 20-thousand military retirees. The Coalition also recently worked with Arkansas Legislators to pass legislation benefitting Veterans across Arkansas, with the exemption of armed forces retired pay from state taxation. Passage of this legislation is strengthening Arkansas’ economy, attracting new business to the state, and creating educational opportunities. The Arkansas Veterans Coalition will continue to advocate on behalf of Veterans, as well as attract them to Arkansas to start new careers, start businesses, and bring a highly trained, educated, and disciplined workforce to fill jobs that companies in Arkansas cannot currently fill.The Arkansas Veterans Coalition meets bi-monthly at the Arkansas State Veterans Home at Fort Roots in North Little Rock, with the next meeting scheduled for November 22, 2019.Again, the Luncheon is at 12:00 noon this Friday, November 22, 2019 at the Arkansas State Veterans Home Community Center at Fort Roots in North Little Rock, and media representatives are encouraged to attend. For more information, please contact the ADVA Public Affairs Office.# # #