VVA Chapter 388 President Tom Spencer was named September Veteran of the Month by the Nevada Department of Veteran Services (NVDS). Jim Forbus, a supporter of Honor Flight Nevada, was named Veteran Supporter of the Month.
“These two gentlemen honored today are the epitome of men who dedicated themselves for serving our veterans,” said Nevada Gov. Brian Sandoval in a ceremony at the State Archives and Library Building in Carson City. Sandoval called the men “angels amongst us. When veterans come up and serve their country, they are willing to make that ultimate sacrifice. Once they end their service, they continue to serve.”
More than 100 people attended the ceremony, and gave Spencer a standing ovation after he received a certificate and coin from NDVS. “I was really surprised I was selected,” Spencer told the Nevada Appeal. “It’s been a real honor.”