Hillman VFW Post planning for 69th VJ Day celebration

Hillman VFW Post 2356 met recently with 15 members in attendance. Plans continue for the 69th annual V-J Day celebration to be held Aug. 9. Floats are needed for the noon parade. For more information, call Bob Hunt at 657-1162 or Russell Dice at 810-964-5992.

The V-J Day fireworks fund is a little over half collected. The Hillman Chamber of Commerce and the VFW are selling bracelets to help fund both the July 5 and Aug. 9 fireworks.

The issue of VA help for veterans has come up again. Members said they don’t know if the local problem is untrained VA reps or a lack of funding for training. Members are in agreement to again visit the county commissioners concerning this matter.

On June 28, starting at 1 p.m., the post is hosting VFW claims consultant Phil Presnell, who will hold a veterans and survivors benefits seminar.

All are invited as friends and relatives of veterans to see what support is available for those veterans who are in need of some type of help. Call Commander Bob Hunt at 657-1162 for more information of see notices posted in the local newspapers.

In other business, members approved a $200 expenditure for Camp Twitter.

It was announced medical supplies still are available for loan. Call Gary at 742-2010, Mark at 742-4131 or Marv at 733-0838.

The next regular meeting will be held July 3 at 6 p.m.