On Saturday, February 11th, 2023 the Veterans of Foreign Wars, Department of Rhode Island is hosting the Rhode Island Veteran Empowerment Day at the Wyndham Hotel, Middletown. This is a multi-faceted event to bring together Veterans, their families, Veteran Organizations and Veteran Service Providers for a day of education and networking. The goal of this event is to empower you and your family to be educated in benefits and resources you and your family may qualify for.

The day will feature speakers (including the VFW National Commander-in-Chief Tim Borland); a choice of seminars on VA Benefits (Health, Education, Disability & Finance), the PACT Act, and transition out of military service.

If you are not interested in taking classes, you are more than welcome to visit the service providers and organizations that are available for your assistance and needs.**

A Career Room may be available for companies looking to hire attendees looking for a career.  Companies will be confirmed at a later date.  An email will be sent to all attendees registers with a list of companies once they have confirmed their attendance.

There will be something for Veterans of all eras, including those who are still serving! This event is FREE for all veterans and their families to attend!

If you are planning to attend, please complete pre-registration for the event at https://vfwri.org/di/vfw/v2/default.asp?pid=130358.

If you are a business interesting hiring; an organization that supports Veterans, or are interesting in sponsoring this event, please contact RI State VFW Junior Vice Commander Mark Turner, tinvp45@aol.com (904) 229-9891.

If you are a Post VFW 406 member that is able to assist in the execution of this event, please sign up using the form at the bottom of this page.

Post 406 Member Volunteer Signup