On October 13, 2015 the James City County Democratic Committee held its inaugural Lunch and Learn event at the Center Street Grill in New Town. John L. Newby II, Commissioner of the Virginia Department of Veterans Services, spoke about the cooperative effort between the McAuliffe administration and the General Assembly to make Virginia the most veteran friendly state in the nation. In addition to explaining services the state provides for veterans, he briefed the group on plans to open a Veterans Care Facility in the Hampton Roads area and a local Veterans Service Office in Williamsburg. Representatives from American Legion Post 39, Military Order of the Purple Heart Chapter 1754 and Vietnam Veterans of America Chapter 957 attended.
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