May 27, 2011

Manchin Statement on Memorial Day

***Reminder-- June 1 &2: Manchin staff will hold eight public meetings across West Virginia to work with veterans on the services they need and deserve***

 Audio of Senator Manchin’s Memorial Day Message:

Video of Senator Manchin’s Memorial Day Message: 


Washington, D.C.—U.S. Senator Joe Manchin today released the following statement in honor of Memorial Day:

“Earlier this year, I was fortunate enough to meet and talk with the brave men and women who are serving our country in Afghanistan. It was an honor to thank them personally for their service and sacrifice, and on Memorial Day, I urge each and every West Virginian to take the time to think of the courageous men and women deployed overseas, and to thank our service members for their unwavering commitment to this great nation,” Senator Manchin said.  

“As your United States Senator, one of my top priorities is ensuring that this country keeps its promises to our veterans.”

Because he believes that this country should ensure that all servicemembers receive the education, housing, medical, and other services they deserve, Senator Manchin’s office has organized eight open meetings across the state next week, to give West Virginia’s military men and women direct access to representatives from the United States Department of Veterans Affairs and West Virginia Division of Veterans Affairs.

The exact schedule is below:

WEDNESDAY, JUNE 1, 2011          

City: Huntington
Time: 10 a.m.—11:30 a.m.
Location: Cabell County Public Library, Meeting Room 1-2, 455 9th Street Plaza, Huntington, WV

City: Martinsburg
Time: 10 a.m.—11:30 a.m.
Location: Blue Ridge Community and Technical College, Technology Center, Room T04, 5550 Winchester Avenue (Old Corning Glass Plant, Rt. 11 South), Martinsburg, WV  

City: Parkersburg
Time: 3 p.m.—4:30 p.m.
Location: Parkersburg and Wood County Public Library, Summers Auditorium, 3100 Emerson Avenue, Parkersburg, WV  

City: Petersburg
Time: 2:30 p.m.—4 p.m.
Location: Eastern West Virginia Community and Technical College, Petersburg Technical Center, Auto Tech Area, Airport Road, Petersburg, WV  

City: Wheeling
Time: 9:30 a.m.—11 a.m. 
Location: West Virginia Northern Community College, Education Center, Culinary Restaurant, Between Chapline Street and Eoff Street, Wheeling, WV  

City: Lewisburg
Time: 11 a.m.—12:30 p.m.
Location: State Fair Grounds—WVU Building, 891 Maplewood Avenue, Fairlea, WV  


City: Morgantown
Time: 2 p.m.—3:30 p.m. 
Location: Morgantown Public Library, Meeting Room A, 373 Spruce Street, Morgantown, WV  

City: Princeton
Time: 4 p.m.—5 p.m.
Location: Veterans Affairs Center, 905 Mercer Street, Princeton, WV