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Local Events and Happenings

WaterFire Salute to Veterans

11/8/14 | 4:00PM - 10:00PM
Location: Downtown Providence, RI

The WaterFire Salute to Veterans event is a collaborative, community-wide celebration whose mission is to honor and recognize all United States Veterans, active and reserve military personnel and families for their service, sacrifice and contributions to this nation, and to organize, exhibit and highlight the wealth of Veteran oriented organizations and services available to them. This is an outdoor event. Outreach staff from the Providence VBA Regional office along with Providence VA Medical Center and National Cemetery Administration Outreach staff will be located in tents on the Washington Street Bridge. Staff will be available to provide information and answer questions regarding all types of Veterans benefits. VBA will not be taking claims. For more information, visit the WaterFire Salute to Veterans event page.

Expected Participants: VHA, VBA, NCA, Servicemembers, Veterans, spouses & dependents, stakeholders

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RI Veterans Memorial Cemetery (RIVMC) Veterans Day Memorial Service

11/11/14
Location: RI Veterans Memorial Cemetery (RIVMC)

Each year the RI Veterans Memorial Cemetery (RIVMC) invites the leadership of the State and various Veterans Organizations to participate in a ceremony intended to honor and thank all who served in the United States Armed Forces. The ceremony will be open to the general public.

Expected Participants: Veterans, stakeholders

Inside Veterans Benefits

Ralph Rigby receives an American flag with his wife Heda at his side.Weekend Tribute

We honor Army Chief Warrant Officer 5 Ralph E. Rigby, who, after 42 years of service, finally retired on 10/28. Rigby was drafted in 1972 during the Vietnam era.

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couple hugging in front of a home21 Millionth

During the month of October, VA guaranteed its 21 millionth home loan. The Home Loan Guaranty program was established in 1944 as part of the original Servicemen’s Readjustment Act of 1944.

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Bob McDonaldBob McDonald's Op-Ed

VA's Secretary Bob McDonald wrote an op-ed in the Baltimore Sun in which he discusses how VA is critical to medicine and to Veterans.

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silhouette of soldierVirtual Reality Therapy

The Long Beach VA Healthcare System is one of dozens of centers in U.S. using virtual-reality goggles in exposure therapy to treat Veterans with PTSD and other mental-health conditions.

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VA Combat Call Center1-877-WAR-VETS

VA's Combat Call Center is a 24/7 referral service for Veterans, family members, and anyone looking to help a Veteran. It is staffed by combat Veterans and spouses of disabled Veterans.

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logo for The Concert for ValorThe Concert for Valor

The star-studded Concert for Valor will be held on Veterans Day, November 11. The free event starts at 7:00 PM on the National Mall. Dedicated seating is available for military families.

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Office Information

Providence Regional Benefit Office

380 Westminster St.
Providence, RI 02903

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