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Name: Kim Scofi

Title: President, United Military Care

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US Army Major Sylvia James to be Honored at the 2nd Annual NW GA We CARE Vet Fair

Major James will receive a Quilt of Valor at Noon on May 16, 2024, at the Forum River Center, Rome, Georgia, Main Stage.

Rome, Georgia, May 13, 2024 - The 2nd Annual NW GA We CARE Vet Fair is set to take place on Thursday, May 16, 2024, at the Forum River Center in Rome, Georgia. The event, dedicated to serving Veterans, military service members, and their families, will host over one hundred local, state, and federal agencies providing essential services for Veterans.

A highlight of this year's event will be the special recognition ceremony honoring US Army Major Sylvia Bonnette James, a distinguished veteran who proudly served in the US Army from 1993 until 2005. At noon, Major James will be presented with a Quilt of Valor commemorating her dedicated military service.

Major James, a symbol of commitment and service, was commissioned as a 2nd Lieutenant in May 1993 at Howard University. Her assignments took her to various locations, including Fort Liberty (formerly Fort Bragg, NC); K-16 Army Airfield and Yongsan in Seoul, S. Korea; Fort Lee, VA; Schofield Barracks, HI; Fort Belvoir, VA; the Pentagon; and Fort Hood, TX. During her tenure, she achieved the rank of Major. She was awarded several prestigious medals, including the Meritorious Service Medal, the Armed Services Expedition Medal, and the Office of the Secretary of Defense Identification Badge.

Today, Major James continues her spirit of service as a Delivery Station Manager (DSM), DAT9 (Fairburn, GA), with Amazon. She remains dedicated to giving back to her fellow Veterans by actively participating in events such as the We CARE Vet Fair. Amazon will also extend its support by providing groceries to two hundred Veteran families in need from 12:30 p.m. until 5:00 p.m. at the event.

The We CARE Vet Fairs are the largest single event aimed at assisting all military personnel in accessing and obtaining the benefits they have rightfully earned through their service. In addition to benefit services, attendees will have access to free legal assistance, transportation options, complimentary haircuts, and more. The event is open to all military personnel and their families, with no admission or parking fees.

The 2nd Annual NW Georgia We CARE Vet Fair welcomes Veterans from all sixteen northwest Georgia counties, Chattanooga, and Eastern Alabama.

About Quilts of Valor

Our Mission: to cover Service Members and Veterans touched by war with comforting and healing Quilts of Valor. For more information on the Quilts of Valor Foundation, visit

About Amazon

Amazon is guided by four principles: customer obsession rather than competitor focus, passion for invention, commitment to operational excellence, and long-term thinking. Amazon strives to be Earth’s Most Customer-Centric Company, Earth’s Best Employer, and Earth’s Safest Place to Work. Customer reviews, 1-Click shopping, personalized recommendations, Prime, Fulfillment by Amazon, AWS, Kindle Direct Publishing, Kindle, Career Choice, Fire tablets, Fire TV, Amazon Echo, Alexa, Just Walk Out technology, Amazon Studios, and The Climate Pledge are some of the things pioneered by Amazon. For more information, visit and follow @AmazonNews.

About United Military Care (Fair Producers)

Veterans count on United Military Care for accurate, reliable resources and solutions within their community. We serve Georgia Veterans and their families through the We CARE Veterans Fairs, Veteran Strong, Emergency Response Team, and Georgia Veterans Network. We offer various services so Veterans and their families obtain the benefits and support they seek. For more information about United Military Care, visit or call (770) 973-0014.

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