Photo Gallery: Grand Opening at the Rowan County Veteran Services Office on Tuesday June 21st at the West End Plaza

Posted on June 22, 2016



RFP Staff/Photos by County Commissioner Mike Caskey

♦ Tuesday June 21st marked the Grand Opening at the Rowan County Veteran Services Office at the West End Plaza. Veterans and local luminaries packed the opening. For the first time in years the Veteran Service officers will be able to conduct business in offices providing both space and privacy for their clients. Rick Johnson, a Veteran Service Officer was everywhere yesterday proudly showing his new digs to visitors. He certainly will feel relieved at leaving his bedouin existence behind which included temporary stays at a building on Old Concord Road and the Rufty-Holmes Senior Center.

**Veterans or family members who need an appointment should call 704-216-8138 and speak with Cynthia.**

Veteran Service Officer Rick Johnson’s new office at the West End Plaza:

Tom Harrell, in his 90s and a World War II Vet of the China/Burma/India Theater, can be seen bringing up the rear of a line of visitors. Tom is wearing a baseball hat and is behind the veteran coffee gathering Thelma’s Down Home Cooking at the West End Plaza. On the far left of the photo is County Commission Chairman Greg Edds.

Rowan County Commissioner Craig Pierce can be seen standing in an office window talking with visitors:

Veterans and their families enjoying an open house “spread”.

Veterans and their families enjoying themselves at the open house in the VSO’s spacious new quarters.

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