Outreach begins for burn pit veterans

The LaHarpe Veterans of Foreign Wars post plans another meeting to help area veterans learn about benefits related to new burn-pit legislation.

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December 6, 2022 - 2:10 PM

Nearly 60 area veterans attend an informational meeting about VA benefits at the Willis J. Ross VFW Post in LaHarpe in September. Organizers are planning a similar meeting to discuss benefits for those impacted by exposure to burn pits while serving, as well as those veterans’ families. Photo by COURTESY OF LAHARPE VFW

Back in September, representatives of LaHarpe’s Veterans of Foreign Wars post invited area veterans to learn about benefits to which they are entitled, but possibly know nothing about.

Therese Yetzbacher, a VFW member and service officer, had modest expectations.

“I thought if we got 10 people to show up, we’d be lucky,” she said.

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