Veterans service manager to speak to American Legion 307

Public invited to free event



CUMMING, Ga. — The American Legion is calling on veterans to learn about benefits they can receive. Cynthia Hayes, North Georgia Veterans Services manager, will speak to Forsyth County veterans, wives and the general public on Jan. 13, 2014 at 7 p.m. at the new Georgia National Guard Armory, 100 Aquatic Circle, off Pilgrim Mill Road in Cumming.

Hayes, a 20-year Army veteran, holds a psychology degree and is manager of the North Georgia Veterans Service office in Gainesville.

With the opening of the expanded Veterans Administration clinic in Oakwood, some local veterans won’t have to travel to the Decatur VA office and hospital.

Many veterans are not aware of the benefits they are entitled to, or know how to access the VA, said John Arant, a member at American Legion Post 307.

“They need to attend,” Arant said.

Membership in the American Legion is open to any veteran who served during wartime.

For more information, call Arant at 770-887-5708.

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