Rapp Seeking Local Cold War Veterans for Special Recognition

This coming November, Rep. Kathy Rapp (R-Warren/Forest/McKean) will host a ceremony honoring the men and women of the United States military who served during the Cold War.  To ensure as many veterans as possible receive recognition, Rapp is asking all local military veterans who served between Sept. 2, 1945 until Dec. 26, 1991, their friends or their family members from the 65th Legislative District to contact her Warren office.


“For more than 40 years, the steadfast and often overlooked efforts of our nation’s Cold War veterans preserved the delicate balance for peace and because of their strength and dedicated service the ever present threat of global war never came to pass,” said Rapp, who serves on the House Veterans Affairs and Emergency Preparedness committee.  “Without question, all of these veterans are equally deserving of our thanks and appreciation.”


Rapp has hosted similar ceremonies in the past, first for World War II veterans in 2005, later for Korean War era veterans in 2007, and most recently, Vietnam War veterans in 2009.  At each ceremony, every participating veteran received a certificate from the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania and a small token of appreciation.


To participate, veterans or their family members should call Rapp’s Warren district office toll free at (866) 854-5294 and be prepared to provide basic information including the veteran’s name, ad­dress, phone number, the branch of the armed services in which they served, and the years in which they served.    Widows or widowers of deceased service members are also invited to participate in the ceremony.


Rapp is asking veterans or their family members to call no later than Friday, Oct. 28, to register for the event.   Once the veteran information is compiled, a personal invitation will be mailed to each veteran or their family members. 


The 65th Legislative District includes all of Forest County and Warren County, as well as the townships of Hamilton, Hamlin, Lafayette and Wetmore and the boroughs of Kane and Mount Jewett in McKean County.


State Representative Kathy Rapp

65th District, Pennsylvania House of Representatives

(814) 723-5203                                  

Toll Free:  (866) 854-5294     


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