AARP Recognizes Western PA Veterans on Veterans Day

Posted on 11/19/21

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AARP has a long history of supporting those who have served in the United States armed forces.   Today, with more than five million members who have served or are currently serving in the U.S. military, AARP is committed to providing authentic and unwavering support to them.  To this end, on November 11, AARP Pittsburgh was proud to collaborate with the Veterans Leadership Program for the 23rd Annual Veteran’s Day Breakfast, which was held at Duquesne University and streamed online so that AARP veterans across Western PA could participate. The breakfast provided an opportunity to honor local veterans and remember their service and sacrifice.

The event featured Eric McElvenny, a Western PA native and Marine Corp veteran who shared the story of losing his right leg to an IED in Afghanistan, his journey through recovery, and his pride and perseverance in becoming a Paralympian triathlete and Iron Man competitor.

During the event, AARP shared information on a variety of resources for veterans, military, and their families on caregiving, fighting fraud, finding employment, and accessing discounts. These resources can be found at AARP also highlighted the newly-launched Veterans and Military Families Health Benefits Navigator tool, which helps veterans, military families, and caregivers navigate their health care options.

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