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VETERANS EXPO

 

 

Jefferson County Service Officer, Laura Moore, hosted today’s Event at the Madras Senior Center.

According to Ms. Moore, 40 plus vendors participated in today’s Event and provided useful information/resources for veterans and their families.

Veterans from all branches of services and eras were in attendance and swapped war stories.

 

 

 

Some Highlights:

 

Many informational booths, including women who have served,

“I AM NOT INVISIBLE”

 

Classic Cars

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https://www.facebook.com/100003322735103/videos/pcb.411420232785355/2242476702539732/?type=3&theater&ifg=1

Music by Cassia Dawn

BBQ

Free Haircuts

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Raffle (Yay, we won the Veterans Quilt)

.Interesting Interviews:

Johnathan W. Courtney, from Best Care/VFW provided information regarding substance abuse and

suicide prevention for veterans.

https://www.facebook.com/100003322735103/videos/pcb.411420232785355/2242426009211468/?type=3&theater&ifg=1

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Combat photographer, Richard McLaughlin explained how he was embedded with a combat unit in Vietnam and described in detail his experiences in the jungle.

https://www.facebook.com/100003322735103/videos/pcb.411420232785355/2242437932543609/?type=3&theater&ifg=1

https://www.facebook.com/100003322735103/videos/pcb.411420232785355/2242456085875127/?type=3&theater&ifg=1

 

Unbelievably, Dave Stangland, from Ranch Matters bumped into an old shipmate, Robert Bragg, who served with him on the USS John Young DD 973, 40 years ago.

https://www.facebook.com/100003322735103/videos/pcb.411420232785355/2242467145874021/?type=3&theater&ifg=1

Great Event for veterans and their families.

Ranch Matters Staff

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