Missoula, MT – Last night, Concerned Veterans for America-Montana (CVA-MT) hosted a Veterans Appreciation Dinner in Missoula. This event was focused on honoring the veteran community here in Montana, and connecting that community with other veterans, their families and patriotic Montanans.
CVA is new to Montana, but its Veterans Appreciation Dinner was a successful discussion about the policies that can improve the lives of veterans here in the state and across the nation. Over 50 veterans and their families joined to learn about the work CVA has done in bringing more accountability to the Department of Veterans Affairs, and how we can fight to empower veterans with a choice over their own health care decisions. They also shared with CVA personal testimonies and stories about the top issues impacting their lives in Montana.
CVA’s Montana Field Director Sam Redfern issued the following statement:
“It was great to have the opportunity to exchange ideas with Montana veterans who are eager to see substantial reforms enacted at the Department of Veterans Affairs. Our veteran community is eager to engage and connect with other veterans, military families, and concerned citizens who believe we must do more to improve the lives of our heroes. With the level of enthusiasm I’ve seen so far, I have no doubt CVA-Montana is going to be a powerful voice for veterans in Big Sky Country. The Montana veteran community is active and ready to mobilize for policy changes.”
Montana has among the highest veterans as a percentage of the population in the country. CVA’s Montana team will continue to host policy events and gatherings to connect with the state’s unique veteran community.