Chinook Winds Casino 2016 Celebration of Honor, September 14-18, Lincoln City, Oregon

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Chinook Winds… Celebration of Honor for Veterans and 1st Responders

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Oregon Honorable Service Medal… click here for more of this story…

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I was honored to receive the Veterans of Oregon Honorable Service Medal at the 10th Annual Celebration of Honor in 2013.  Having served in the US Navy during the Vietnam War era back in the mid 1960’s, it was not easy for me to honor my own military service until later in life.  When we came home from serving during and after the Vietnam War, it was a time when veterans were not honored and respected like we are today.  Like millions of other veterans of that time long ago, we took off our uniforms and moved on with our lives, avoiding any discussion or acknowledgement of military service.  The sad fact for many warriors of that time, is we never had the opportunity to heal and to honor the sacrifice of so many who protected the freedoms we all enjoy in America.  Vietnam veterans are most honored and proud of serving America and spend much time in retirement these days serving America again by honoring and supporting veterans of all wars.  The Oregon Coast Veterans Association is one such non-profit organization that goes the extra mile to support all veterans throughout the year, including during the Celebration of Honor.  Please join your fellow veterans and all Americans who will honor and give thanks to veterans of all wars the 2016 Annual Celebration of Honor, at Chinook Winds Casino, Lincoln City, Oregon…

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Steve Sparks, US Navy Veteran, Author, Blogger, Child Advocate, and member, Lincoln County Oregon Mental Health Advisory Committee

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