Giving back to those who served: Pahrump home to Veterans Stand Down

Robin Hebrock / Pahrump Valley Times
Disabled American Veterans Chapter 15 Commander Greg Cardarelli, on the left, is shown talking to attendees at the Veterans Stand Down 2019.Robin Hebrock / Pahrump Valley Times
Sheri Zartarian of Got Knots Massage was out providing relaxing massages to area veterans during the 2019 Veterans Stand Down held at Home Depot. Robin Hebrock / Pahrump Valley Times
Former members of the army were invited to the Veterans Stand Down on Thursday, October 24, where they were able to access a variety of resources and information on veteran assistance. Robin Hebrock / Pahrump Valley Times
Valley veterans were able to collect all kinds of free items at the Veterans Stand Down, including clothing, shoes, blankets and other equipment for cold weather. Robin Hebrock / Pahrump Valley Times
Lunch was provided to attendees of the 2019 Veterans Retreat on October 24 at Home Depot.Pahrump is well known as a city that supports and honors its veterans and many of the organizations and businesses that serve the community, returning to those who have served in the armed forces of the United States is a central objective.
More than two dozen of these entities met last October to participate in the annual Veterans Retreat, where they were able to interact with the veterans of the valley and offer all kinds of assistance, information and articles that can help make the lives of those former military . members that much better.
Organized on Thursday, October 24 in the Home Depot parking lot, the Veterans Stand Down 2019 was hailed as another triumphant effort, with 26 total vendors attending the 80 veterans who headed to the event.
“The Veterans Stand Down was a great success,” said Linda Wright, an event organizer and former president of the auxiliary organization of Veterans of Foreign Wars for the state of Nevada, after the event was said and done. “The weather started with wind, but it turned out to be a beautiful, sunny and warm day.”
Wright explained that the key mission of Veterans Stand Down is to sensitize veterans to the many services that are available to them here in Pahrump, as well as provide items such as clothing, shoes, hygiene products and more to veterans in need.
“We love our veterans and we are here to help in any way we can. They gave for us, now it’s our turn to give them back, ”said Wright.
The success of the Veterans Stand Down 2019 is due in large part to the many companies and organizations that took the time to participate. The Home Depot, Joe’s Sanitation, Battle Born Financial Advisor, Farmers Insurance, Grand Canyon University, Lee Funeral Home and Nathan Adelson Hospice contributed to the event, as did St. Therese Mission, Medicare / SHIP representatives and Nevada Council officials at Problems with the game.
Several veteran organizations also participated, including Chapter # 15 of Disabled Veterans of the United States and its assistant, the VETrans bus service, the Foreign Wars Veterans Post # 10054 and the VFW Travelers, the Department of Veterans Services of Nevada, NVS Reno, Las Vegas Vet Center, Pahrump VA Clinic and the state’s Nevada military funeral honors program.
The Elks Club and the local Lions Club also assisted in Veterans Stand Down, along with Got Knots Massage and massage therapist Betsy Lilly, the NyE Communities Coalition and its workforce program, the Pahrump Prostate Cancer Support Group and the Nye County Sheriff’s Assistant. . There were even representatives of the US census. UU. To provide information on the next 2020 census process.
“Thanks to our main sponsors, Home Depot and Joe’s Sanitation. We appreciate your support for our veterans every year,” Wright said in conclusion. “We also want to thank the city of Pahrump and the public works. Special thanks to the American Veterans Assistant Disabled for managing the registration table every year and a big thank you to all the organizations that came to help provide information for our veterans. Thank you, thank you, thank you. You are all the best. See you next year. ”
The veteran retreat next year is already scheduled and Wright encouraged everyone to save the date, Thursday, October 15, 2020.
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Veterans Day Ceremonies
Pahrump Valley residents who wish to celebrate Veterans Day on Monday, November 11 will have two opportunities to attend area ceremonies organized in honor of the occasion.
The first ceremony is scheduled for November 11 at 11 a.m. at the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post # 10054, 4651 Homestead Road.
After this, Chapter 15 for Disabled American Veterans will hold their ceremony at 3:30 p.m. at the Veterans Monument of the Tecopa Chief Cemetery, 751 East Street next to the Pahrump Community Library.
For more information, you can contact the VFW at 775-727-6072 and the DAV at 775-537-5051.

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