Severin Surprises Veterans Service Officers and Volunteers with Recognition

Marion…. Today, State Representative Dave Severin visited the Veterans Affairs Department in Marion, to honor several Veterans Service Officers and volunteers for the work they do for Veterans. Ed Humphrey of AMVETS, Gregory L. Strong of the VFW, William Slider of American Legion, and Denton Vaughn of DAV all received an Illinois House of Representatives certificate of recognition from Rep. Severin for their work.

“I know each of these Veterans Service officers work incredibly hard for the veterans they serve.” Rep. Severin said, “While it often goes unrecognized, the work they do makes a world of difference for countless veterans. These certificates were simply my way of showing a little appreciation for the important services they provide.”


Caleb, and Charles Humphrey were also honored, they will be receiving the Daughters of the American Revolution National Youth Volunteer Service Award for Veterans on July 1st. Kathie Coates works for AMVETS and interacts with the Service Officers and volunteers on a regular basis and brought their work to Rep. Severin’s attention.

“These gentleman are truly awesome and a one of a kind group even though they work for different organizations.” Said Ms. Coates, “The veteran is what is most important to each of them, so they help each other out to make sure they are doing everything possible for each veteran."

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