Veterans Recognition Event is Nov. 1

First Posted: 9/29/2014

Striving to reach out to as many local veterans as possible in the 117th Legislative District, Rep. Karen Boback (R-Luzerne/Columbia/Wyoming) will join with Misericordia University and several local veterans’ organizations for her annual Veterans Recognition Event.

For the second year, the event will be held in conjunction with Metz Culinary Management and Dallas High School from 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 1 starting with a breakfast at Misericordia University’s Insalaco Hall. This year’s veterans breakfast is in honor of John and Mary Metz’s fathers, John Metz Sr. and Paul Lauck, who were both veterans.

Following the breakfast, veterans are invited to a program hosted by the Dallas High School’s Student Leaders in Civics Club (SLIC) in the Lemmond Theater at Walsh Hall. The expo will also begin after the breakfast and continue until 12:30 p.m.

The events are open to all veterans in the 117th District. Seating is limited for the breakfast and veterans who plan to attend are asked to register with Boback’s office in Tunkhannock at 570-836-4777.

The following organizations will participate in the expo:

U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, Veterans of Foreign Wars, Wilkes-Barre V.A. Center, Women Veterans Programs, Bureau of Veterans Homes, Fort Indiantown Gap Mobile Veterans Unit, Wyoming County Department of Veterans Affairs, Columbia County Department of Veterans Affairs, Luzerne County Department of Veterans Affairs, Suicide Prevention Program, Veterans Education Assistance, POW-MIA, Hunts for Healing, Pennsylvania Career Link, National Guard, Dallas High School Civics Club, Office of Congressman Tom Marino, Office of Congressman Lou Barletta, Office of U.S. Sen. Patrick Toomey

This event will also offer free blood pressure checks and stroke prevention screenings to all attendees. The Luzerne County Department of Health is planning to offer the Zoster Vaccine (shingles) at no cost. Educational pamphlets will also be available.

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