During the last couple of weeks the
number of Veterans and widows who have stopped by for assistance from our
staff has risen with over 120. Last week there were over 30 who stopped
by for their first visit and 90 who we had seen before. Mr. J. W Marker
of Noble was our Veteran of the week. Jesse treated all 82 of us to a
very good lunch at Libby’s café in Goldsby.
All of our local Veterans are
invited to stop by for a little fellowship at the Community center and to
join us for lunch at 10:45 every Thursday morning. There were a total of
9 veterans who were approved for the 100% rate and 20 more who were able
to be rated from 10% to 70%. We try to help each Veteran who stops in to
receive every benefit that they are entitled to from the Veterans
Administration. We continue to have more of the younger Veterans stopping
for assistance with their claims for compensation for injuries that they
received in Iraq and Afghanistan.
These young men and women will carry the scars of battle for the rest of
their lives. I hope that we can help them in the ways that Veterans from
other wars such as Vietnam
were not. We owe these young Veterans all of the assistance that we can
There were three Veterans from
Okemah who drove the longest distance for assistance from our staff. If
you know of any Veteran who has not visited with us please ask them to
stop by and maybe we can help them. Our call for assistance has helped us
to gain a few more helpers which we appreciate greatly. Maybe this
Thursday you can stop by and see what is going on in your community.
Next week I will try to list all of
our helpers and the jobs that they do for our Veterans. Dale K. Graham
VFW Service Officer post 4890. Wednesday at 710 East Main in Norman 7:30
AM thru 11AM and Thursday in the Goldsby Community
center from 6:30 AM thru 1PM.
For more information visit <http://www.vfwpost4890.org/>.