Knox County opens new veterans service office Monday

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) -- Knox County Mayor Tim Burchett and other officials will cut the ribbon on a new veterans service office in Knox County.

The ribbon-cutting event will be held Monday at 9:30 a.m. at the Knox Central Building. Tennessee Assistant Commissioner of Veterans Affairs Donald Smith will also be at the event along with members from the Rolling Thunder Tennessee Chapter 3.

The veterans service office assists veterans and their families in filing for benefits such as service-connected disability compensation, burial benefits, GI Bill applications, VA insurance programs and others.

According to a news release from the county mayor's office, the mayor also plans to make an announcement about flying the POW/MIA flag at county facilities.