Local organizations are teaming up to support veterans in the area.
Senator Dan Laughlin and the Vietnam Veteran’s Memorial are hosting the annual Veterans Expo at Gannon University. The expo connects hundreds of veterans with prospective employers and community resources. All proceeds support local veteran memorials.
The event first started four years ago and organizers say they’re already seeing the positive impacts.
Veteran Ken Kensill says, “There’s more and more veterans coming back from Afghanistan and all over the place. They need help. Being a Vietnam Veteran, we had a lot of programs when we got back because nothing was in place.”
Laughlin says, “This is one of the feel-good things that really helps the community and it’s just nice to do good things for people and it makes me proud.”