By Kelsey Givens
In gratitude for providing free office space to their organization, the local Disabled American Veterans group will present Desert View Hospital next week with an American flag that was flown in Afghanistan.
DAV Chapter 15 will present the hospital with the flag during a brief ceremony on Wednesday as a token of their appreciation for the rent-free space the hospital provides for them to help disabled veterans with service-connected injuries.
The office, located in the main lobby of Desert View Hospital, is open twice a week for disabled veterans to come in for help with filling out paperwork they need to ensure reimbursement for their medical costs.
“The personnel of Desert View Hospital has furnished Chapter 15 with space for its service officers to assist veterans and their families in filing claims for disabilities and other problems that occurred while in service to our great country,” reads a declaration that will accompany the flag. “This is going above and beyond the scope of a public hospital and is very much appreciated by the veterans of Pahrump.”
The flag the local DAV chapter will be presenting to the hospital in thanks for their partnership was donated to the group by two soldiers who were recently deployed in the Middle East.
It is planned to be placed on display in the Desert View Hospital lobby inside a handmade case.
For those interested in attending the donation ceremony, it will begin at 3 p.m. on Feb. 27 in the hospital lobby.
The event is free and open to the public, and light refreshments are planned to be served after the ceremony.