Delegate to host annual Veterans Town Hall
Del. Ric Metzgar (R-6) and the District Six delegation will host their fourth annual Veterans Town Hall meeting and job fair on Wednesday, Nov. 7, from 10:30 a.m. to noon at the Rosedale Senior Center. located at 1208 Neighbors Ave.
“I’m excited about the Veterans Town Hall meeting with a job fair,” Metzgar said.
As a House of Delegates Veterans Caucus member, Metzgar hired an Iraq Army veteran — Master Sgt. Paul M. Blitz — as his chief of staff, as well as as Afghanistan combat marine and airman veterans as his interns.
Following the closing of the Fort Howard Veterans Outpatient Clinic, a new Veterans Administration (VA) facility has opened at Franklin Square Hospital.
Officials from Perry Hall’s U.S. Department of Veterans Administration and Maryland Department of Veterans Affairs will present information and discuss veteran programs during the Nov. 7 event.
According to Metzgar’s chief of staff, Paul M. Blitz, VA officials wanted to keep the veterans hospital in eastern Baltimore County, so they decided to put it at Franklin Square, near a full ser vice hospital.
To give out information on military funeral arrangements and honors, representatives from Cvach-Rosedale Funeral Home and Garrison Forest Veterans Cemetery will be in attendance.
Wells Fargo Bank personnel will explain VA loans and VA mortgages available.
Veterans and attendees will also be able to obtain legal service and assistance for qualifying persons at the event.
In addition, the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development and the Maryland Center for Veterans Training and Education will offer guidance for veterans experiencing homelessness.
Baltimore Gas and Electric Company, Maryland Department of Public Safety and Corrections, Wells Fargo Bank and other employers will be there giving on-site job interviews for veterans seeking employment.
Metzgar and the Dictrict Six delegation urge veterans seeking jobs to bring their resumes and dress appropriately for job interviews.
“It’s really a wonderful event,” Blitz said.
“We encourage everyone to attend.”
“It is an event that I look forward to doing for our veterans because every year new information come out, that the veterans do not know,” Metzgar said.
According to Blitz, there have been numerous people who have gained knowledge at the Veterans Town Hall meetings that has helped them get more assistance as a veterans and for their disabilities.
The event is free. To register and get more information, contact Del. Metzgar at 410-841-3332.
Elected officials, including (from left) Del. Bob Long, Del. Robin Grammer, Sen. Johnny Ray Salling and Del. Ric Metzgar, joined Director of Maryland’s Veterans Services Program Phillip A. Munley, to honor Vietnam veterans during a ceremony in 2016.