If you are unable to see us on a Thursday morning, call me at 550-8806 or email me at firstname.lastname@example.org for assistance. Many times, I can help a veteran over the phone or via email.
On Veterans Day, EJ Branch, Bob Staples, Harold Harvell, John Carter and I visited the veterans who call Rambling Oaks Assisted Living Center in Norman home. We presented each of them a cap representing their branch of service, as Harold played a recording of each one’s military theme song.
We gave a copy of our book “100 Stories From Veterans Corner” to their library to be shared by all. To be in the same room with these men and women was a very humbling experience.
These men had jobs that ranged from a crewmember on a WWII bomber flying combat missions to Army infantry to Navy and Marines. We also met a woman who served in the military during WWII. I thanked each one of them for their service and also invited them out to Veterans Corner for assistance with their VA claims.
For those who need food items, Sid Smith has food boxes prepared each Thursday for anyone who needs this assistance.
We have three vans that are used to transport veterans to their VA appointments. One of these is equipped with a wheelchair lift. Clayton Lee, of Dibble, can be reached at 684-8860. Howard Martin, of Norman, drives the wheelchair-accessible van. He can be reached at 227-3239.
For all of your questions and assistance about veterans’ benefits, we are at the Goldsby Community Center each Thursday. The doors open at 7 a.m., and sign-in sheets are available at 5:30 a.m. Please be there early for us to help you with your claim.
If you would like to be a Veterans Corner sponsor, we are a 501(C )(3), where your donations should be tax deductible. Donations can be made to Veterans Corner, P.O. Box 704, Washington, OK 73093.
Dale K. Graham serves as Veterans Corner service officer.
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