Swanson hosts Veterans’ Health Fair in Mercer County

“Fantastic event! I came to see what is available for down the road,” exclaimed Ron Doubler, a Veteran from New Windsor and attendee at the Veterans’ Health Fair in Aledo on Tuesday, August 29th.  His wife, Roberta, continued, “things were available we didn’t even know existed.”  

These were among the many positive attendee reactions for the first of three Veterans’ Health Fairs that Rep. Dan Swanson put on for Mercer, Knox, and Bureau Counties beginning on Tuesday.  Mercer County’s event was hosted at the Aledo VFW Post 1571 on Southwest Third Avenue. 

Dozens of attendees joined dozens of exhibitors representing state, local, and community agencies in providing information to Veterans and seniors in attendance.  The VFW Auxiliary hosted a free lunch of hot dogs and chips at the Aledo event.  

“As a Veteran, Veteran Advocate, and Legislator, I am honored to host these events to help Veterans connect with services, right here in their communities that can help improve their quality of life,” said Rep. Dan Swanson.  “We owe a great debt to these men and women and this is just one small way we can make sure they know about services and programs helpful to them.”  

Taking great constituent service on the road, Rep. Swanson next hosted Veterans’ Resources Fairs in Galesburg on Wednesday, August 30th and in Princeton on Thursday, August 31st.