Guthrie County Offering Words of Encouragement, Personal Reflections to Veterans

November 9, 2017 5:30 am

IMG_1696This Saturday is Veterans Day. This week Guthrie County is especially noting the importance of the sacrifices endured by the bravest and finest men and women who have served our country.

Earlier this week, Panorama High School created a display honoring veterans and those currently serving. The display features responses to the question “What freedom means to you?”. Some responses included: “The ability to be you without permission”, “Brave” and “a privilege”. Community members can add their own message to the wall today from 3-7:30 pm.

Guthrie County Veterans Affairs is also offering a free reflective book for Vietnam veterans. The book contains numerous personal stories and anecdotes from the Vietnam War. Veterans Affairs Administrator Darcia Robson notes the effect the book has had on county veterans. “Specifically, one veteran did mention to me when reading the book that there was a page that he was very familiar with because he was there at that location at that time.”

The book is available through the Veterans Affairs office for any boot-on-ground Vietnam War veterans. Veterans must provide appropriate paperwork verifying their service to receive the book. Contact the office with any questions or to receive a book. To hear more about the book, listen to Robson on tomorrow’s Let’s Talk Guthrie County program.

Contact: Darcia Robson- (641)-747-2546;

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