July 17, 2022

Dr. Eric Fretz, program host, and Josh Parish J.D. talk about VCAT9 and the early days when VCAT9 coordinated the first two Vet Fests, how the event evolved, and how these events support veterans.

Michigan has around 600,000 veterans within their borders and that places them at 11th highest within the United States. Less than 18% of those veterans are connected to a VA benefit. Vet Fest is a 4 hour FUN event for veterans and their families that includes free food, fun games, entertainment and plenty of giveaways PLUS information about their regional services – from the Veteran Administration and the community’s businesses and organizations that want to reach our veterans.

Eric and Josh saw major improvements in the attendance with this type of event over the small group event format offered by the state’s VA office.

Could your state benefit from their experiences? Listen in!

2022 July 17 VetFest

Michigan Vet Fest Then and Now

Dr. Eric Fretz, program host, and Josh Parish J.D. talk about VCAT9 and the early days when VCAT9 coordinated the first two Vet Fests, how the event evolved, and how these events support veterans.

Learn about the specifics of what will be available at the 2022 Vet Fest (all 3) and where to go for more information.

Josh Parish is an Iraq War Army veteran and founder of Vet Life Today. Eric and Josh discuss Vet Life’s four initiatives to assist veterans in the State of Michigan.

Vet Fest Event Information

Here are the links to the Eventbrite Registration Pages where you will find more details.  Each event runs for four hours and is free to veterans and their families. Veteran Service Providers and Agencies provide information. There will be fun activities, raffles, giveaways and food for everyone!

Registration is required for FREE entry to the events.

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