2/17/2014 6:02 PM
by Stuart Hammer
CHARLESTON – State lawmakers recognize veterans at the Capitol, honoring them with a day for visibility.
Groups of West Virginia veteran’s organizations visited the State House today in honor of “Veteran's Visibility Day.”
House leaders recognized the contributions of the state's vets and military members, and offered them an opportunity to share ideas.
Government officials say there are more than 173,000 veterans living in West Virginia and their sacrifices cannot be forgotten.
“Our veterans have served with bravery and selflessness in defense of this great state and nation and have sacrificed much of their efforts to preserve our freedoms,” said House speakers.
Officials say 1 out of every 10 West Virginian’s is a veteran.