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By Maureen Robertson

KNOW WHAT YOU’RE ENTITLED TO—That’s the theme of the Veterans Benefits Workshop hosted by American Legion Post 332 in the Ramona Library Community Room from 6 to 8 p.m. on Tuesday, Nov. 29. Since the post’s regularly scheduled meeting on the fourth Friday of the month is the day after Thanksgiving, the workshop will take the place of that meeting.

Don Scott, the post’s first vice commander, said that representatives from the Veterans of Foreign Wars, American Legion and Congressman Duncan Hunter’s office are among those expected to have tables set up to help veterans learn about their benefits. Many veterans to not know what they are entitled to, commented Scott.

After an overview presentation and welcome, those attending will be invited to go to what Scott called “go-to tables” that will have information about things such as medical benefits, jobs for veterans and shelters in the area. The workshop, open to all veterans and their families, is still in the planning stage, and Scott said more information will be available closer to the date.

MARINE BIRTHDAY CELEBRATIONRamona Community Brass Band, formerly the Ramona Town Hall Brass Band, will provide the music at the 236th anniversary of the U.S. Marine Corps at the VFW Post 3783 at 2247 Kelly St. on Nov. 10. Included will be an official Marine Corps cake cutting ceremony. Guest of honor will be retired U.S. Marine Corps Gunnery Sgt. Steven R. Schweitzer, former bandmaster of the 1st Marine Division Band during Operation Iraqi Freedom. The ceremony starts at 6:30 p.m. with a band serenade.

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