HAYWARD -- The city's first American Veterans post will have its grand opening Thursday.

AMVETS has more than 1,400 posts nationwide, and is open to anyone who is serving, or who has honorably served, in the U.S. armed forces from World War II to the present, including the National Guard and Reserves. It assists veterans with legal matters, health and benefit claims, college transition, scholarships and other issues.

The grand opening of AMVETS Hayward Post 911 begins at 6:30 p.m. with a welcoming ceremony, followed by a meeting at 7 p.m. at the Hayward Veterans Memorial Building, 22737 Main St. For more information, email MLEmerson@aol.com.




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