Larence Kirby, executive director of the Delaware Commission of Veterans Affairs, addressed Dover Capital City Rotary Club about the commission and its outreach to Delaware's veterans of all generations at the club's July 19 luncheon.

The Delaware Commission of Veterans Affairs was established in 1987 to provide assistance to Delaware's veterans, their spouses and dependent children. The commission is a Department of State agency comprising 30 state employees. The commission also includes 15 commissioners representing veteran service organizations and appointed by Delaware's governor for four-year terms. About 6,800 women are included in the state's more than 72,000 veterans.

The commission manages two state cemeteries at Bear and Millsboro and has veteran service officers in each county. The commission has expanded its outreach during the past five years, including its involvement with Delaware Joining Forces, a network of related and outside providers offering additional assistance to veterans and their families. It also administers the Veterans Trust Fund.

Dover Capital City Rotary Club meets every Thursday for lunch at Maple Dale Country Club, 180 Mapledale Road, Dover.

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