Longmont Times-Call hosts Open house to enlighten local veterans on medical benefits.

The American Legion Post 32 in Longmont is opening its doors next Saturday to educate the community about the expansion of medical benefits for veterans. The open house is free and will provide guests with information about the 2022 PACT Act. This act expands veteran medical care to military personnel exposed to Burn Pit, Agent Orange, and other environmental toxins. Eligible individuals can also add their name to the Burn Pit registry and initiate the VA disability claim process.

The event will also feature family-friendly activities such as live music, food trucks, and cornhole tournaments. Incoming Post Commander-in-Chief Ralph Bozera said the event was not only educational but also an opportunity to spread the word about Legion Post 32 and its year-round support for veterans.

Representatives from the Rocky Mountain Area Veterans Affairs Medical Center and Veterans Affairs Denver Regional office will be on site from 1:00 to 5:00 pm to answer questions about the PACT Act and other services provided through the VA. A presentation on the law and the health conditions it covers is scheduled to begin at 1:00 p.m. Bozera, who testified before Congress in support of the legislation last year, thanked local partners such as the Boulder County Department of Veterans Affairs for advocating for veterans and their survivors in the Longmont area.

Bozera also stated that the Post plans to hold similar open houses for the public in the future. The event will be held from 11:00 am to 7:00 pm at the American Legion Post 32, 315 S. Bowen St. For more information on this post and the PACT Act, visit Post32.com.

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