St. Cloud VA Health Care System
3rd Annual Veterans Rendezvous Announced
August 12, 2015
Central Minnesota Veterans, service members, their families, and friends are invited to rendezvous for support, music, and fun on Saturday, Sept.19, from 1 to 4:30 p.m., near Building 96 and the Walking Path at the St. Cloud VA Medical Center, 4801 Veterans Drive, in St. Cloud.
In military parlance, a rendezvous is a pre-arranged meeting point to return to following an operation.
“The Veterans Rendezvous is a chance for Veterans to connect with each other and to VA services and to have some fun in a relaxing and welcoming environment,” said Brett Jagodzinski, a VA employee assisting with organizing the event.
Among the day’s activities is the Mental Health Anti-Stigma and Awareness Walk. Veterans and community members are invited to participate to show their support and raise awareness for Veterans seeking mental health care. The event is a self-paced walk on the St. Cloud VA walking path. The course is rated easy and will accommodate most participants. Register at Bldg. 96 prior to starting. The walk may be completed anytime between 1 to 4:30 p.m.
Live music by Charlie Roth and the Healers as well as other entertainment will be available from 1 to 4:30 p.m. Other planned activities include: free hearing screenings, car and motorcycle show, Red Cross Blood Drive, PTSD Awareness presentation, acrylic painting, yoga, fun activities for the whole family, and much more.
A variety of Veteran-focused VA and community information booths will also be available throughout the day. Veterans can also discuss eligibility and apply if not currently enrolled for VA health care benefits, sign up for My HealtheVet, and talk with a Veteran Service Officer about earned benefits.
For more details visit www.stcloud.va.gov or go to the St. Cloud VA’s Facebook page at www.facebook.com/stcloudvahcs. Veterans organizations wanting space for an information table should email Kerri.Schwegel@va.gov.