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Veterans symposium planned

September 08, 1997

The Joint Veterans Council of Washington County is sponsoring its second symposium from 9 to 11:30 a.m. Monday, Sept. 22 in the Legislative Reference Building in Annapolis, Md.

This meeting is a cooperative effort involving the Washington County Delegation to Annapolis, the Maryland Veterans Commission and the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs.

The symposium is designed to address veterans' health issues pertaining to exposure to Mustard Gas, Agent Orange, nuclear radiation and Gulf War illnesses, covering the period from World War II to the present. In addition, it also covers addiction to nicotine. Among the issues to be discussed will be compensation and benefits, future services and laws and the availability of medical facilities that may be required to provide health services to veterans and their dependents.

Dr. Susan Mather of the Office of Veterans Affairs and Christine Moffit, director of VA Compensation and Pension Services, will cover items of interest in their areas of responsibility.

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All veterans, their affected dependents and representatives of all veterans organizations are invited to attend this event.

For more information, call Dieter H.B. Protsch of the Joint Veterans Council at 301-824-3183.

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