Post 86 to host benefits fair

Learn how to obtain benefits from the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) at an event hosted by Birch Bay’s American Legion Peace Arch Post 86 on Saturday, January 20.

Members of American Legion Post 86 are partnering with the Whatcom County Veteran Navigators to host a free ‘VA Benefits Fair’ open to the public. The event will take place between 10 a.m. and 1 p.m. at the post, located at 4580 Legion Drive in Birch Bay.

Veterans will learn about disability ratings, existing benefits, applying for benefits and more. Participants are asked to bring their DD Form 214/military discharge papers, if possible.

The American Legion is the largest national nonprofit organization serving wartime veterans in the United States. Locally, American Legion Post 86 offers its members food, drink and live music throughout the year. The Birch Bay post was founded in January 1922.

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