More about the Manatee County Veterans Council; We help articulate and champion our Veterans’ needs with our government officials at all levels, Veteran-friendly businesses, support to include a more direct benefits referral process.  In many cases, we discovered that many public school students, business, and non-veteran 501c3 organizations are not aware of what we do and can do as Veterans once we no longer wear the uniform. We are not just advocates for Veterans; we advocate for their families and all youth, Veteran related or not. To learn more about the Veterans Day parade and a schedule of events click here.