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RSVP Senior Volunteers with Military Service are Honored

Volunteers of America Greater New Orleans recently hosted a special Veterans Corps Pinning Ceremony and breakfast to honor senior citizens in its Retired Senior Volunteer Program (RSVP) who are military veterans.

The ceremony was held at the Windsor Senior Living Community in Mandeville. There are currently 64 members in the Veterans Corps, with an additional 8 additional members added this year.

In 2015, the Corporation for National and Community Service formed Veterans Corps. This group represents those who honorably served in our armed forces and continue to serve their country through Volunteers of America Greater New Orleans’ Retired Senior Volunteer Program (RSVP) and other initiatives. RSVP is for those 55 and older to give back their time, skills and talents to the residents of St. Tammany Parish.

At the pinning ceremony, a specially designed Senior Corps Veterans pin was given to each member of the Veterans Corps to signify the individual’s commitment to our nation through their military service and volunteer activity through RSVP.