Governor Jim Justice and First Lady Cathy Justice hosted a “Once and Future Patriots West Virginia youth salute to veterans” ceremony at the WV Capitol Complex’s Culture Center Theater on Nov. 8 in advance of Veterans Day. Complete video of event can be seen blow. The West Virginia National Guard’s 249th Army Band performed patriot songs throughout the afternoon, and WV Arts, Culture & History Curator Randall Reid-Smith served as the programs host. On display at the ceremony were 20 winning cards submitted by school children from West Virginia for First Lady Cathy Justice’s Thank a Veteran contest. Children from the third, fourth, and fifth graders from 54 schools from across WV (from 24 counties) created over 2,700 cards for this years First Lady’s Artist Series.
President Donald J Trump exits Air Force One prior to the start of his recent rally at the John Murtha Johnstown-Cambria County Airport in Johnstown, PA. 10-13-2020
President Donald J Trump addresses the crowd of his supporters at his recent rally at The John Murtha Johnstown-Cambria County Airport in Johnstown PA. 10-13-2020(Michael Longo, Jr/The Daily Veteran)
Eric Trump speaks to the crowd at a Rally for his Father President Donald J Trump at the Monroe Industries in Ambridge, PA which was Hosted by Republican Congressional Candidate Sean Parnell, a U.S. Army Veteran. (Photos by: Michael S. Longo)
Sean Parnell served as a Army Captain in the Ranger’s 10th Mountain Division in Afghanistan. A U.S. Air Force Veteran salutes during the playing of the National Anthem prior to the start of a Make America Great Again Re-Election Campaign Rally at The Monroe Industries In Ambridge Pennsylvania with guest Speaker Eric Trump on behalf of his Father President Donald J Trump.
President Trump and the First Lady travel to Pennsylvania to visit the Flight 93 National Memorial, September 11th, 2020
President Trump & First Lady Melania Trump bow their heads during a moment of silence aboard Air Force One Friday, 9-11-20, en route to the Flight 93 National Memorial in Shanksville, PA. Official White House Photo|Shealah Craighead
Air Force 1 taxis onto the ramp at John Murtha Johnstown-Cambria County Airport carrying President Donald J trump along with First Lady Melania Trump for the visit to nearby Shanksville Pa and their stop at the Flight 93 National Memorial and the 9-11 Remembrance Ceremony. Photo by: Michael J. Longo, Jr.Air Force 1 taxis onto the ramp at John Murtha Johnstown-Cambria County Airport carrying President Donald J trump along with First Lady Melania Trump for the visit to nearby Shanksville Pa and their stop at the Flight 93 National Memorial and the 9-11 Remembrance Ceremony. Photo by: Michael J. Longo, Jr.Air Force 1 taxis onto the ramp at John Murtha Johnstown-Cambria County Airport carrying President Donald J trump along with First Lady Melania Trump for the visit to nearby Shanksville Pa and their stop at the Flight 93 National Memorial and the 9-11 Remembrance Ceremony. Photo by: Michael J. Longo, Jr.President Donald J Trump with First Lady Melania Trump salutes the Army Honor Guard shortly after touch down at the John Murtha Johnstown – Cambria County Airport in Johnstown Pennsylvania enroute to nearby Shanksville and the Flight 93 9-11 Memorial and Service.Photo by: Michael J. Longo, Jr.President Donald J Trump with First Lady Melania Trump salutes the Army Honor Guard shortly after touch down at the John Murtha Johnstown – Cambria County Airport in Johnstown Pennsylvania enroute to nearby Shanksville and the Flight 93 9-11 Memorial and Service.
Princeton WV residents lined the streets to Honor area veterans during Annual Veterans Day Parade. [Gallery/Video]
Area residents enjoyed a beautiful Monday morning Veterans Day to pay respects to Veterans from across the region. Several area schools bands, students, businesses and veterans participated in the parade. Enjoy some photos from the event below. Have a Blessed day. God Bless America!
Saturday morning was a morning filled with honor, respect and love in Princeton WV. Community leaders, service organizations, and locals citizens participated in the annual Veteran Breakfast and Stand Down event at the Princeton Church of God on Oakvale Road. Omar Aboulhosn gave a glowing Thank You to everyone that helped to make the inspiring event possible. Enclosed below is a flyer that indicates all that supported the much appreciated event. https://youtu.be/u9PV4AwvDxg
Veterans and their family where honored with the presentation of colors and patriotic songs performed by elementary school students of Oakvale Elementary School, from Oakvale, WV.
President Trump Presented the Congressional Medal Of Honor to MSgt Matthew Williams, US Army, October 30, 2019.
President Trump, congressional leaders & military leaders (including 5 previous MOH recipients) gathered in the East Room of the White House to present the nations highest military award to Master Sargent Matthew Williams, US Army, Green Beret. https://youtu.be/toldy_f5kUY
President Trump Presents the Medal of Honor to MSgt Matt Williams, US Army
MSgt Williams was presented the Congressional Medal of Honor (MOH) for outstanding acts of gallantry and heroism, while serving in Afghanistan on April 6th, 2008. He went above the call of duty to save many lives, while putting himself in harms way. MSgt Williams grew up in the small town of Boerne, Texas. During the ceremony President Trump read the citation of award to those in attendance before presenting MSgt Williams the MOH.
Do you or anyone you know need of assistance regarding veterans benefit assistance claims/information? If so, on November 7th, the Veterans Benefits Administration Huntington Regional Office will be hosting a Claims Clinic onsite at the Beckley VA Medical Center.
Appointments will not be necessary.
Veterans can get help to file new claims, check the status of pending claims. Information about other benefits will also be available. See their press release below for more information
President Trump will be awarding the Congressional Medal of Honor to Master Sergeant Matthew O. Williams, US Army on October 30th, 2019
The Army YouTube video above is a brief overview of MSgt Williams’ courageous actions.
President Donald J. Trump will be awarding the Congressional Medal of Honor to Master Sergeant Matthew O. Williams’, United States Army, for conspicuous gallantry displayed in support of Operation Enduring Freedom. The presentation of his award will be on October 27, 2019, at the White House . The White House’s press release information with MSgt Williams’ personal background is provided :
Office of the Press Secretary, FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE, October 10, 2019President Donald J. Trump to Award the Medal of Honor On October 30, 2019, President Donald J. Trump will award the Medal of Honor to Master Sergeant Matthew O. Williams, United States Army, for conspicuous gallantry while serving as a Weapons Sergeant in Support of Operation Enduring Freedom. On April 6, 2008, while serving as a member of a Special Forces Operational Detachment Alpha 3336, Special Operations Task Force-33, assault element, then-Sergeant Williams exposed himself to insurgent fire multiple times while rescuing other members of the assault element and evacuating numerous casualties. In the face of rocket-propelled grenade, sniper, and machine gun fire, Sergeant Williams led an Afghan Commando element across a fast-moving, ice cold, and waist-deep river to fight its way up a terraced mountain to the besieged lead element of the assault force. Sergeant Williams then set up a base of fire that the enemy was not able to overcome.
Veterans enjoyed the day attending the Inaugural Hero Games at the Beckley Veterans Medical Center [Gallery]
Beckley VAMC (WV) hosted it’s first annual Hero Games at the Medical Center today. Approximately 60 veterans attended and participated in the activities that were held. The event allows veterans to spend time with other veterans, while competing in various competitions. An awards ceremony was held to finish up the event after the festivities. There were several organizations that supported the games; with many of them on hand enjoying the day.