DVA Encourages Residents to Contribute to Interactive Online Web Feature "West Virginia Heroes"
CHARLESTON, W.Va. – The West Virginia Department of Veterans Assistance (DVA) invites all West Virginians to help honor our state’s veterans by utilizing the new interactive online tribute, “West Virginia Heroes,” an element of the DVA’s new website, www.veterans.wv.gov.
“West Virginia Heroes” is a feature that allows individuals to share and commemorate personal stories and photographs of friends and family who have served in the United States military through a simple online process.
“West Virginia has the highest number of men and women serving our country per capita,” said First Lady Joanne Tomblin. “This tribute is a touching way to honor and remember those who protect our freedom.”
Anyone can contribute information about West Virginia veterans who have served in any military branch, at any time throughout West Virginia history – however, stories are not required to focus on military service. Submissions will appear on the home page of the DVA website as a tribute to the bravery and sacrifice of all West Virginia veterans.
DVA Cabinet Secretary Keith Gwinn said, “The theme of our new website is, ‘You’ve been there for us, let us be there for you,’ and I think this component of the site really provides a vehicle for community members to say thank you to the service men and women who have had a tangible influence on their lives.”
Gwinn continued, “I want to thank First Lady Joanne Tomblin for her leadership and for encouraging our residents to take advantage of this unique opportunity to honor their loved ones.”
In addition to the interactive memorial, the DVA’s website assists veterans in obtaining services and benefits available to them. For more information or to contribute to “West Virginia Heroes,” please visit www.veterans.wv.gov.
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