U.S. Rep. John Shimkus, R-Collinsville, will host a meeting of his Veterans Advisory Committe Aug. 19 at Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 5694 in Highland, 1900 VFW Road.
Shimkus and panel members will discuss the recently enacted Veterans' Access to Care through Choice, Accountability, and Transparency Act of 2014, as well as other issues of importance to former military service members.
Richard M. Randall, Jr., the director of the Greater St. Louis Honor Flight, will give a presentation about his group, which provides transportation for senior veterans to visit their memorials in Washington, DC.
Refreshments will be served, followed by the committee's annual meeting from 2:30 to 4 p.m. Reservations to attend the meeting are not necessary, but those interested in attending are encouraged to RSVP by calling Shimkus' Maryville office at 288-7190.
Shimkus will meet with constituents one-on-one next week in New Baden.
Shimkus will be at the Billhartz Civic Center in New Baden 2-3:30 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 12. To schedule an appointment, constituents should call 288-7190.