County Hosts Event For Veterans

County Hosts Event For Veterans

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Freeholder Director Gerald Thornton and Freeholder Jeffrey Pierson announced announce that the Cape May County Division of Veterans’ Services will host a Veterans Drive-Thru Resource Event on Thursday, Sept. 17.

The event will take place from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the front parking lot of the Cape May County Department of Human Services (the Social Services Building) at 4005 Route 9 South, in Rio Grande, Middle Township.

Freeholder Jeffrey L. Pierson encourages all veterans and their families to participate in the Drive-Thru event.

“With COVID-19 eliminating in-person events, we have been forced to change our annual Veterans’ Day Memorial Ceremony at Naval Air Station Wildwood,” Pierson said. “Instead, we will mark the occasion with a virtual video honoring our Veterans that will be available on the county website www.capemaycountynj.gov. The Resource Drive-thru event will give our Veterans and their families the opportunity to talk to representatives and gather important information.”

Representatives from the Wilmington VA Medical Center’s Southern New Jersey Veteran Community Outreach Team, the Cape May County Prosecutor’s Office HopeOne resource van, and the Cape May County Division of Aging and Disabilities Services will be present.

Additionally, Veteran Service Officers from the New Jersey Department of Military and Veterans Affairs and Cape May County will be in attendance.

Information and resources regarding Veterans healthcare, disability claims, VA pensions, and many other subjects will be readily available.

For the safety of all, appropriate social distancing and mask-wearing will be required. Veterans and their families may stay in their vehicles and a representative will come to them.

Parking will be available on the side of the building for those who wish to park. This event will take place rain or shine unless the weather is severe.