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University of Central Missouri
Warrensburg, MO 64093
Contact: Jeff Murphy
WARRENSBURG, MO (May 15, 2014) – Representatives of the Kansas City VA Hospital have announced plans to be in Warrensburg for the Pre-Memorial Day Event Wednesday, May 21 at the University of Central Missouri. Hospital representatives will be at the Elliott Student Union mall from 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. to help answer questions veterans may have about their medical benefits and about the VA Hospital in general.
Participation from the VA Hospital is part of a morning observance in honor of the men and women who gave their lives in service to the United States. The event also features guest remarks by Brig. Gen. Glen D. VanHerck, commander of the 509th Bomb Wing, Whiteman Air Force Base. He will speak at 11 a.m. on the east lawn of the Alumni Chapel. Joining in the ceremony are members of the WAFB Honor Guard, a joint rifle honor guard featuring representatives of Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 2513 and American Legion Post 131 in Warrensburg, the Warrensburg High School Choir, which will perform the national anthem. Deborah Curtis, UCM provost and chief learning officer, will provide welcoming remarks, in addition to a moment of reflection offered by Maj. John T. Schwent, U.S. Marines, (Ret.). Following the ceremony, light refreshments will be served in the Earl Webb Library, located inside the chapel. The chapel is the alternative location in case of inclement weather.
Also from 8:30 a.m. to noon, May 21, the Kansas City Mobile Vet Unit (http://www.vetcenter.va.gov/) will be on campus. The Mobile Vet Centers (MVCs) of the Department of Veterans Affairs provide readjustment counseling and information resources to veterans across the country. Similar to community-based Vet Centers, Mobile Vet Centers focus on services that help veterans make the difficult transition between military and civilian life.