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30 May 2012, Spokane, WA - The Army OneSource (AOS) Washington State Legal Alliance (WSLA) began to coordinate their first Veterans Will Clinic to be held on 13 October 2012 at Gonzaga University.  Volunteers from the University will serve as witnesses and print the wills.  Members of the Young Lawyers Division will provide the intake forms, recruit lawyers to volunteer, and create a link on their website for vets to complete the forms online.    The 1st Annual WA Veteran Will Clinic was held with great success. The Alliance gained support from 61 volunteers*, which included 26 attorneys, 9 state employees, 19 university upper classmen and 7 Alliance partners hosting informational displays. The AOS CSC-WA greeted the 97 Veterans as they entered the Clinic and introduced the AOS Initiative through resource and information packets. All 97 Veterans obtained notarized Wills, a power of attorney, and advanced directive authorizations. Naomi McCrea, a 92 year old WWII Veteran, obtained a Will and stated, “I guess it’s about time I took care of this.  I have never done one.”  Veterans and spouses also had the opportunity to complete a Veterans Affairs (VA) Burial Application to be buried in a VA cemetery. Each Veteran thanked the WSLA for hosting a truly free event.   The successful Will Clinic motivated volunteers and Veterans to sign up for a 2013 WA Veterans Will Clinic. The WSLA’s goal to host free Veterans Will Clinics across the state provides a valuable benefit for Washington’s 670,000 Veterans, 62,409 Active Duty, and 28,000 National Guard/Reserve members.