WILLIAMSPORT – State Sen. Gene Yaw (R-23) and Rep. Jeff Wheeland (R-83), along with state Rep. Garth Everett’s Office, recognized several active duty and retired military veterans Friday afternoon who currently work for the Pennsylvania Department of Human Services (DHS) in Williamsport.
The ceremony, held at the Lycoming County Assistance Office, was part of the Pennsylvania State Employee Military Service Recognition Campaign to annually recognize and thank commonwealth employees who serve or have served in the Armed Forces of the United States, the Reserves, and National Guard. In June, Governor Tom Wolf signed the executive order establishing the Pennsylvania State Employee Military Service Recognition Campaign. During Friday’s event, the legislators presented the state employees with lapel pins to honor their service.
“It was a great honor to recognize local state employees who are veterans and express our appreciation for their service and sacrifices,” Sen. Yaw said. “As a veteran, I can relate to and understand the sacrifices that these individuals make day in and day out. We owe them all a deep and lasting debt of gratitude.”
Current commonwealth employees who serve or have served in the Armed Forces of the United States: Army, Marine Corps, Navy, Air Force, and Coast Guard; the Reserves, and National Guard are eligible for program participation and recognition. Presently, there are approximately 14,000 commonwealth employees who meet the criteria for inclusion in the Campaign.
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