West Virginia Department of Veterans Assistance Invites Citizens to Attend Veterans Visibility Day at the Legislature
CHARLESTON, W.Va. – The West Virginia Department of Veterans Assistance (WVDVA) invites all West Virginians and visitors to the state capitol building to observe Veterans Visibility Day at the Legislature on Monday, Feb. 20, 2012.
The observance will be comprised of two consecutive ceremonies, one to be conducted by the House and one by the Senate. The event will include guest speakers, proclamation presentations and additional announcements of interest to veterans throughout the state.
Veterans Visibility Day is intended to honor the veteran community and provide them an opportunity to share their concerns and priorities each year with state lawmakers. Secretary Keith Gwinn said, “I’m grateful that Governor Tomblin and the West Virginia Legislature continue to make veterans a priority. We are fortunate to have their undivided attention on this day each year, so it is important that veterans from all eras and conflicts, from all corners of the state, come out and participate.”
In addition, numerous veterans’ organizations and other vendors will be in attendance to disseminate a variety of information relating to veterans’ issues.
The preliminary agenda for the day is as follows:
What: Veterans Visibility Day at the Legislature
Date: Monday, February 20, 2012 (President’s Day)
Location: The West Virginia State Capitol Building, Charleston, WV
Agenda: 10 am – House presentation, House Chamber
11 am – Senate presentation, Senate Chamber
Heather Miles, 304-558-3661