Hart veteran and her dog honored by national VFW

September 12, 2023

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Hart veteran and her dog honored by national VFW

HART — Hart veteran Jodi Slinkard and her service dog Cassie are being honored for their dedication to country and community in the VFW #StillServing campaign. 

The national Veterans of Foreign Wars #StillServing campaign recognizes veterans who continue to serve in their community after the military.

Slinkard is #StillServing as a veterans service officer for Oceana County where she assists veterans with getting their VA health benefits according to a press release. Cassie, her chocolate lab service dog, jumps to attention every time someone walks into her office, relaxing them and providing a calm environment. Cassie provides Slinkard the support she needs to be an active volunteer with Newaygo and Hart VFW posts and on the Michigan Veterans Trust Fund Board of Trustees.

Slinkard says she is #StillServing because her purpose is to give back to the veterans who so bravely defended our country.

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