GRANTS PASS, Ore.- Around 130 veterans here attended the first Grants Pass Veteran's Breakfast. Organizers say it's important to continue these breakfasts so veterans can come together and bring a collective voice to representatives in attendance.
Representative Sal Esquivel says, "Veterans do not ask for anything but we can't give them enough."
The first three breakfasts this year are free. It's an opportunity for veterans to learn about local resources and understand their benefits.
For one local vet, it's also about comradery.
Alice Thompsen says, "It's just like having your own family and everyone around you understands where you're from and where you're coming from and what you've been through so it just makes you feel more united."
A representative from Greg Walden's office was there. Plus Sal Esquivel, a Vietnam war veteran, and Medford state representative, gave an update on his work at the capitol.
The following breakfasts are all at the Taprock Northwest Grill:
February 1 - Free
March 1- Free
April 5- Free
May 3- $10
June 1- $10
July 6- $10
August 3- $10
September 7- $10
October 5- $10
November 2- $10
December 7- $10
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