St. Juvin Post 1336 honors local veterans

PARK POINT RESIDENT and Army vet Jerry Matteson is presented with his symbol of his service to a grateful nation by (font row from left) Post Commander Charlie Brown, Trustee Ray Onsen and Adjutant Keith Roseland. Looking on, in the back row, Jr. Vice Commander James (Hoppy) Phillips, Quartermaster Jim Richards, Post Photographer Bill Bomba, members Don Tira and Randy Brown. Courtesy photo

St. Juvin post 1336 VFW members visited assisted living and skilled care facilities in Wilmington, Dwight and Morris this Christmas season and presented personalized service logo themed tapestry throws to residents who are veterans.
The Post started this project in 2013 as a way to recognize the service and sacrifice of local veterans who are WWII, Korean War Era and any veteran with significant health issues.  
The post awards these symbols of service to our country throughout the year but make a special effort during the Christmas season to reach veterans in assisted living or skilled care facilities
This year 27 of the throws were presented and since the program's inception over 350 veterans have received the throws to honor their service to a grateful nation.