Planning underway for 2nd Veteran’s Appreciation Day in Potsdam; healthcare, claims, educational benefits info to be offered
Saturday, December 15, 2012 - 8:09 am

POTSDAM -- The North Country Veterans Committee is hosting the second Veteran’s Appreciation Day Saturday, Jan. 5 at the Clarkson University Student Center.

There will be lots of information for, and gathering feedback from, local veterans regarding healthcare, claims, and educational benefits.

There will be info on the VA, DFAS, CHAMPVA, TRICARE, GI Bill, Post Exchange, legal matters, Social Security, Medicare, behavioral health counseling, retiree services and medical benefits, as well as local educational opportunities.

There will also be three town hall meetings with panelists that will discuss major issues on healthcare, monetary and educational benefits. There will be representatives from local, state and federal levels on the panels, with special opportunities to share concerns with those who can make a difference.

The county clerk will be there to issue the Veterans Recognition Card (Valor Card) to veterans for local discounts.

The first event last year paid special tribute to World War II veterans, and as it is the 60th anniversary of the armistice in the Korean Conflict, this year’s event will recognize all of those special Korean conflict veterans who register to attend with a special memento.

For them and all other veterans who pre-register, there will be a special surprise. Visit to find out what it is.

Pre-registration can be done at the County Veterans Service Department in Canton or the State Veterans Counselor’s Office in Ogdensburg.

Info: County Director of Veterans Services Michael Boprey, 386-4754.