Vet Center hosts open house

RAPID CITY, S.D. – On Wednesday, the United Way Vet Center held an open house.

It has been 40-years since a law went into effect making counseling and other health care more accessible to Korean and World War II veterans.

These vet centers help soldiers acclimate to civilian life, transitioning from war-zones to the comfort of their own homes.

This year vet centers are celebrating how the law has changed the lives of millions.

“We’re having our 40th anniversary, and most if not all other vet centers across the nation–and there’s 300 of them– will be doing the same thing either this week or this month,” said Jeff Gorr, the veteran’s outreach program specialist.

Veterans that qualify have a lifetime entitlement to the centers.

 

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