Community, veterans celebrate Vet Center's 40th anniversary

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ALEXANDRIA, La. (KALB) - The Vet Center in Alexandria celebrated both Flag Day as well as a big anniversary on Friday.

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While the location on Coliseum Boulevard has been around for about a decade, the organization is turning 40-years-old.

To mark the occasion, local VFW Post 8852, along with veterans in the community came down to raise the flag out front. They then took to the time to salute and say the Pledge of Allegiance.

The flag pole is made out of remembrance rocks, you may remember we reported on those earlier this week. To check out that story, see the attached link.

The Vet Center provides readjustment counseling services to veterans, and directors said it's an honor to do so in Central Louisiana.

"You know the veterans are the backbone of our country,” expressed Elizabeth Nolen, Vet Center Director. “It's because of their service that we continue to enjoy the freedoms that we have today. So for me personally, it's just a joy and a pleasure and an honor to give a little bit back to them, for everything they've done for us."

Following the flag raising, there was an open house for the public to come grab some cake and punch and see what the Vet Center has to offer.

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