Larsen to Host Six Veterans Forums in October

Office of Congressman Rick Larsen | Last Updated September 30, 2019

Congressman Rick Larsen (WA-02) will host six Veterans Forums – including Lynnwood – in Snohomish, Skagit, Island, Whatcom and San Juan counties.

The forums begin Tuesday, October 1 and run through Saturday, October 5.

Tuesday, October 1
Larsen will host a Veterans Forum in Marysville
9:30 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. PDT
American Legion Post 178
119 Cedar Avenue
Marysville, WA
98270

Larsen will host a Veterans Forum in Burlington
2:00 p.m. – 3:30 p.m. PDT
Skagit Vets Connect
160 Cascade Place
Burlington, WA
98233

Thursday, October 3
Larsen will host a Veterans Forum in Oak Harbor
10:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. PDT
VFW Post 7392
3037 Goldie Road
Oak Harbor, WA
98277

Larsen will host a Veterans Forum in Bellingham
2:00 p.m. – 3:30 p.m. PDT
American Legion Post 7
1688 West Bakerview Road
Bellingham, WA
98226

Friday, October 4
Larsen will host a Veterans Forum in Lynnwood
1:00 p.m. – 2:30 p.m. PDT
Verdant Health Center
4710 196th Street Southwest
Lynnwood, WA
98036

Saturday, October 5
Larsen will host a Veterans Forum in Friday Harbor
11:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. PDT
American Legion Post 163
110 First Street South
Friday Harbor, WA
98250

The forums are opportunities for veterans to receive updates on legislation affecting them and get answers to questions about the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA), health care, job training and housing.

“Veterans know their communities better than anybody,” Larsen, a senior member of the House Armed Services Committee, said, “and that is part of the reason these forums are so important. Answering questions and hearing concerns directly from local veterans is the single best way for me to continue being a strong veterans’ advocate in Congress.” Washington state is home to more than 540,000 veterans, including just over 59,000 veterans in the Second Congressional District. Larsen is committed to ensuring that women and men who have served in the U.S. military have access to the resources and services needed. Larsen has held 63 public Veterans Forums to hear directly from local veterans about how he can better serve them in Congress.

For more information on upcoming Veterans Forums and Larsen’s work on veterans’ issues, click here.

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