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Erie VA Medical Center


Erie VA to host annual Welcome Home Event for Returning Veterans

July 5, 2017

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Honoring Service, Empowering Health

Erie VA is pleased to announce the 2017 Welcome Home Appreciation Event coming up at the Erie Zoo on Friday, August 18. Tickets will be available Wednesday, July 12-Monday, August 14. 

When:              Friday, August 18 from 6pm-9pm 

What:               Erie VA invites returning Veterans and their families to attend the annual Welcome Home Veterans Appreciation Event in honor of their service.  This year’s event will take place at the Erie Zoo providing fun for the whole family.  VA representatives and other Veteran-related service organizations will be on-site throughout the evening to provide information to Veterans and their families about VA services and other Veteran-related community resources.  It’s a one-stop shop to connect with a number of VA and community services. 

Where:             Erie Zoo; 423 West 38th Street; Erie, PA 16504

Who:                 This event is specifically held to connect returning Veterans and their families with the VA resources available to them. This event is also open to Veterans of all eras in honor of their service.

Tickets:            Tickets are free but they are limited so act fast!  Tickets will be available Wednesday, July 12-Monday, August 14 and will not be available the day of the event.  Tickets include entry to the Zoo for that night, free carousel & train rides, and a hot dog, chips, and drinks.  Children 3 and under do not need a ticket. 

Ticket Pickup Locations:

  • Transition and Care Management Office (formerly OEF/OIF/OND): (814) 860-2567; Erie VAMC, 1st Floor
  • Voluntary Service Office: (814) 860-2453; Erie VAMC, 2nd Floor
  • Vet Center: (814) 453-7955; Erie Metro Center (240 W. 11th Street)