FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
September 14, 2010


Missouri Veterans Home - Warrensburg Celebrates a Decade of Service to Veterans


The Missouri Veterans Home - Warrensburg will mark its 10 Year Anniversary, "A Decade of Serving our Veteran Heroes," with a ceremony Tuesday, Sept. 28 at 2 p.m. at the Home's location, 1300 Veterans Road in Warrensburg, Missouri.


The last of seven Homes completed statewide by the Missouri Veterans Commission, MVH - Warrensburg groundbreaking occurred June 18, 1998, and the first Veteran "Neighbor" arrived in September 2000. Since that time, MVH - Warrensburg has cared for more than 870 Veterans representing service in World War I, World War II, Korea, Vietnam, Desert Storm, Bosnia and peacetime.


"The Home's first decade has been marked by numerous accomplishments demonstrating a commitment to providing our Heroes the outstanding care they deserve, said MVH - Warrensburg Administrator Eric Endsley. "Our dedicated staff and unparalleled community support continue to foster an environment where Veterans enjoy choice, dignity, respect, self-determination and purposeful living.”


The public is invited to attend the celebration, which will feature a brief program including remarks by Senator David Pearce, Missouri Veterans Commission Executive Director Larry Kay, Administrator Eric Endsley, and 10-Year employee and Assistant Administrator Richard Welch. Refreshments and guided tours will be available immediately following the program.


For more information on Missouri Veterans Home - Warrensburg's 10 Year Anniversary celebration, contact Jen Eaton, Communications Coordinator, at (660) 543-5064, ext. 225, or by email at [email protected].


The Missouri Veterans Commission operates seven State Veterans Homes, six State Veterans Cemeteries, and the Veterans Services Program. The Commission is committed to honoring and serving Missouri's Veterans, whose dedication and sacrifices have preserved our nation and its freedoms. For more information about the Missouri Veterans Commission, call (573) 761-3779, or visit www.mvc.dps.mo.gov.


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For more information, call 573-522-1421 or e-mail [email protected]