Town Meetings on Challenges Facing Veterans

Senator Sanders Welcomes VA Secretary Peake to

Vermont Town Meetings on Challenges Facing Veterans

WASHINGTON, June 3 - Senator Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) will welcome Dr. James Peake, Secretary of the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, to Vermont on Monday, June 23. Sanders, a member of the Senate Committee on Veterans' Affairs, and Secretary Peake will hold town meetings in South Burlington and White River Junction.

"I am glad that Secretary Peake will have a chance to hear the concerns of Vermont's veterans," Sanders said. "Caring for our service members is part of the cost of going to war. I hope Vermonters of all backgrounds - but especially veterans and their families - will take advantage of this opportunity."

These meetings are free and open to the public.

SOUTH BURLINGTON (includes continental breakfast)

8:00 - 9:30 a.m..,
Monday, June 23, 2008

Holiday Inn, 1068 Williston Road

WHITE RIVER JUNCTION(includes light refreshments)

4:00 - 5:30p.m.,
Monday, June 23, 2008

VA Medical Center, Research Building #44, 215 North Main Street

Event Contact: Senator Sanders' office at 1-800-339-9834

Media Contact: Michael Briggs or Will Wiquist at 202-224-5141