All military veterans and their families, as well as individuals who want to express their appreciation, are invited to attend the 4th Annual Veteran Appreciation Day from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m on Nov. 10 at the KANSASWORKS office located at 1025 Main St. in Great Bend.
Information regarding Honor Flight and representatives from Kansas Commission on Veterans Affairs and the Wichita Vet Center will be on hand to assist veterans and their families. Military equipment will be on display as well as memorabilia from local veterans. Tom Humburg will have The Seven World Trade Centers (The Block Stacker) available for viewing.
Lunch, catered by Perks Coffee Shoppe, will be provided at 12:30 pm with Honor Flight speaker Dan Curtis presenting. Terry Young will speak at 1:30 p.m. on the DAV Transportation Van. Limited seating is available.
“This event provides everyone the opportunity to express their appreciation to America’s men and women in uniform who have put the nation’s well-being before their own,” said Darrell Turley, event chairman. “We would also like to thank our sponsors who have made this event possible: American Legion Auxiliary Post #180, Red Barn, C&V Home Improvement, Washington Roofing, Perks Coffee Shoppe, Rosencrantz-Bemis, Golden Belt Bicycle Company, Wal-Mart and Dillon Stores.”
Residents and veterans who have memorabilia they would like to display at the workforce center should call Turley at (620) 793-5445 before Nov. 5.
The Kansas Department of Commerce offers employment and training services to eligible veterans through its Local Veterans Employment Representatives (LVERs) and Disabled Veteran Outreach Program Specialists (DVOPs). Positioned statewide, these LVERs and DVOPs are employment specialists who have large reservoirs of information about jobs and education/training opportunities, veterans’ rights and benefits, laws affecting veterans, employment trends and all services available through the state’s KANSASWORKS workforce centers.