Call goes out to help veterans at the inaugural Veterans First Fair in Menifee

Murrieta Councilman Jonathan Ingram talks to Onyx, service dog for Marine veteran Maria Dwyer, a former national Aide de Camp for the Veterans of Foreign Wars, and her husband at the inaugural Veterans First Fair Sept. 4 in Menifee. Valley News/Tony Ault photo
A call went out to help all area military veterans with their personal health, housing, education and general welfare at the Veterans First Fair held at Mt. San Jacinto College in Menifee Saturday, Sept. 4. The event was an offer by many veterans to other veterans through church, city, county, state and federal agencies and hosted by Veterans for Veterans and MilVet. More than 100 veterans representing all branches of the armed forces made an appearance at the special event. John Hernandez, a Marine Corps veteran, who sits on the Riverside County Advisory Committee for 3rd District Supervisor Chuck Washington, helped to host the event said, “Coming out of COVID there was a big demand for veterans resources. Things didn’t get better with COVID, in fact they got worse (for veterans
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