The Virtual Fair will discuss Veteran's and Family Employment, Housing, Personal/Professional Development, Health, and Education.
Monday morning - VETERANS EMPLOYMENT will feature presentations by many of the dozens of employers that have recruited veterans at past Resource Fairs. Also, discussions on prospects for veteran employment […]
VETERAN'S HOUSING features overviews by the Housing Authority of SLO County (HASLO), the VA, VASH-HUD, CalVet and Support Services for Veterans Families. Also, presentations from People’s Self Help Housing, RVs for Vets, lending sources, mortgage brokers and others. Join us for vital housing information from local and national entities providing short-term to long-term housing as […]
Veterans Day (originally known as Armistice Day) is a federal holiday in the United States observed annually on November 11, for honoring military veterans, that is, persons who have served in the United States Armed Forces (and were discharged under conditions other than dishonorable). It coincides with other holidays including Armistice Day and Remembrance Day which are celebrated in other countries that mark the anniversary of the end of World War I. Major hostilities of World War I were formally ended at the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month of 1918, when the Armistice with Germany went into effect. At the urging of major U.S. veteran organizations, Armistice Day was renamed Veterans Day in 1954.
Veterans Day is distinct from Memorial Day, a U.S. public holiday in May. Veterans Day celebrates the service of all U.S. military veterans, while Memorial Day honors those who had died while in military service. Another military holiday that also occurs in May, Armed Forces Day, honors those currently serving in the U.S. military. Additionally, Women Veterans Day is recognized by a growing number of U.S. states that specifically honors women who have served in the U.S. military.
Thursday the 12th HEALTH features a comprehensive presentation by the VA on the Mission Act that allows veterans to go to local medical service providers instead of travel to the nearest VA Hospital (West LA). Also featured will be the SLO Vet Center that services combat veterans and their families, medical service providers, AMSURF, SLO Veterans Outreach and much more.
Friday the 13th EDUCATION featured presentations and discussions by CalPoly, Cuesta College, Hancock College, San Joaquin Valley College, Brandman University and Laurus College. Discussions include how to plan, register and pay for advanced education and career training.