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Boback event recognizes veterans

February 17. 2013 10:13AM

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Rep. Karen Boback, in conjunction with Misericordia University and several local veterans' organizations, is sponsoring her annual Veterans Recognition Event to be held at 11 a.m. on Nov. 3 at Misericordia University's Lemmond Theatre in the Walsh Auditorium. There will also be a Veterans Expo with local agencies and organizations offering information to support veterans. Refreshments will be served. The Department of Veterans Affairs' mobile veterans center will be on hand and free blood pressure checks and stroke prevention screenings will be given. The event is an opportunity for local students to interact with local veterans who served in combat from World War II to the present. The free event is open to non-combat veterans and those who were deployed during times of war. Veterans can register with Boback's office online at or by calling any of her full-time offices located in Sweet Valley at 477-3752 or in Tunkhannock at 836-477, or 800-278-3930. Some of the participants, from left, first row: Art Peoples, member of the Veterans Advisory Board; attorney Ron Santora, member of the advisory board; Jane Dessoye, Veterans Education Assistance, Misericordia University; Sandy Peoples, member of the advisory board; and Darlene Headley, Falls Senior Center. Second row: Jim Spagnola, director, Luzerne County Veterans Affairs; Jim Merk, director, Columbia County Veterans Affairs; Rep. Boback; John Headley, Falls Senior Center; and Jack Hubert, Wyoming County Veterans Affairs.

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