KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (Feb. 14, 2011) -- No matter their story, Knox County veterans are the heart and soul of the community, and they deserve the best services the county has to offer. Knox County Veteran’s Services, as well as Knox County Mayor Tim Burchett, understand the sacrifice these individuals have made and believe in the importance of recognizing their efforts.
“My father served in the Pacific as a Marine in World War II. I understand the sacrifice military men and women make, as well as the burden placed on these individuals and their families,” Mayor Burchett said. “I will do everything in my power to ensure they are taken care of.”
The mission of the Knox County Veteran’s Services Department is to assist veterans and their dependents in filing applications, as well as securing all claims, privileges and other benefits which they have earned under federal, state and local laws. Additionally, the Knox County Veteran’s Services officers cooperate with national, state and local governments, as well as other private agencies that secure services or any benefits to veterans, their dependents, and families.
The Knox County Veteran’s Services help dozens of veterans each week. Some of the many benefits Knox County Veteran’s Services provide are help with insurance loans and claims, service records and pension and compensation.
Knox County Veteran Service Officer Chuck Jones believes it is important to provide assistance to the veterans of Knox County, as they are the trailblazers for the community.
“We take care of all veterans; if they come in, we will take care of them,” Jones said. “We assist the veterans because they are not only the heroes of the United States, but of Knox County as well.”
For more information about the Knox County Veteran’s Services and their responsibilities, visit www.knoxcounty.org/veterans/