The first ever Michigan Veterans Expo is at the Superior Dome Friday and Saturday.
The Michigan Veterans Affairs Agency put the event on. At the expo, veterans can learn about their eligibility for benefits, employment opportunities and healthcare screenings. They have service counselors on hand to help the veterans with anything they need to know.
"Our Vietnam era veterans have had quite a few expansions in eligibility over the last 10 years, over 50, and so if you don't look back at the VA full time you're likely to not be fully aware of what your eligible for," says Jeff Barnes, of Michigan Veterans Affairs. "We want to make sure that they get connected and get treated for those service related disabilities."
The expo runs until 8 p.m. Friday and will go from 9 a.m. until 3 p.m. Saturday.
An employment fair will be set up Saturday. The expo is also commemorating the 50th anniversary of the beginning of the Vietnam War. Vets can sign a poster and share memories from the war.