Rep. Meredith Receives MOAA Distinguished Service Award For Work To Secure Bowling Green Veterans Center
FRANKFORT, Ky. (May 1, 2017) – Representative Michael Meredith, R-Brownsville, was selected to receive a 2017 Military Officers Association of America’s (MOAA) Distinguished Service Award from the Cumberland Trace Chapter, which honors individuals or organizations for their strong support of national defense and the uniformed service community. Rep. Meredith was honored for his success in securing legislative approval for funding to bring a veteran’s nursing home to Bowling Green.
“It is a great honor to receive this award from the Cumberland Trace Chapter MOAA,” said Rep. Meredith. “Kentucky’s veterans are invaluable members of our communities who have served their country selflessly, and they deserve access to the health care that the Bowling Green Veterans Center will provide.”
House bill 13, which has already been signed by Governor Bevin, commits $10.5 million in matching state bond funds for a veteran’s nursing home in Bowling Green, a necessary step for the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs to begin construction on the much-needed facility.
The Kentucky Department of Veterans Affairs (KDVA) conducted a market assessment and feasibility study for the State Veterans’ Nursing Home Program. Upon reviewing the placement of future facilities, KDVA concluded that south central Kentucky was the area most in need of a veteran’s nursing home.
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