June 13, 2011 Contact: Kathleen Scholl 608-267-3582
For Immediate Release
Groundbreaking Ceremony for new Skilled Nursing Facility to be held on June 24 at the Wisconsin Veterans Home at Chippewa Falls
Facility to be dedicated in honor of former department Secretary John R. Moses
The following advisory from the Wisconsin Department of Veterans Affairs (WDVA) is to announce and invite the public as well as the local media to attend an important event -- PHOTO OPPORTUNITY.
WHAT: A formal ceremony with federal and state officials will take place on June 24th to break ground for a new Skilled Nursing Facility (SNF) at the Wisconsin Veterans Home-Chippewa Falls (WVH-CF).
Initial phases of construction have started on a 72-bed facility on the grounds of the Chippewa Falls Home, located at the Northern Wisconsin Center.
Initial plans for a Wisconsin Veterans Home at Chippewa Falls began with 2003 Wisconsin Act 102, which authorized WDVA to use specified funds for programs and facilities for veterans in northwestern Wisconsin.
The project has been reviewed by the Wisconsin Board of Veterans Affairs, Wisconsin State Legislature, the U.S. Dept. of Veterans Affairs, and the Wisconsin Building Commission.
The Wisconsin Board of Veterans Affairs, in a building naming motion in April 2011, approved naming the new Skilled Nursing Facility in honor of the late John R. Moses.
WHEN: Friday, June 24, 2011 at 1:00 p.m.
WHERE: 2175 East Park Ave., Chippewa Falls, WI 54729
The ceremony will take place off of the National Guard Armory parking lot that is just past the actual construction site on County Road J/ East Park Ave. Please follow the signs from Seymour Cray Sr. Blvd.
- Wisconsin Department of Veterans Affairs Acting Secretary Donna Williams
- Wisconsin Board of Veterans Affairs Chair Dan Naylor
- Judy Johnson-Mekota, Deputy Network Director, U.S. Veterans Integrated Service Network (VISN) 23
- Chippewa Falls Mayor Greg Hoffman
- Representatives of U.S. Senator Herb Kohl and U.S. Congressman Sean Duffy
- State Representatives Tom Larson and Kathy Bernier.
Veterans, their family members, legislators and other interested parties have been invited to attend the ceremony. Also on hand will be members of the Wisconsin Board of Veterans Affairs and family members of the late former Secretary John R. Moses.
WISCONSIN VETERANS HOME-CHIPPEWA FALLS
Location: 2175 East Park Ave., Chippewa Falls, WI 54729
Directions: From I-94 take US 53 N toward Eau Claire/Superior. After 10 miles merge onto WI-29 E via Exit 95A toward Green Bay. After 3.2 miles take the WI -29 BR/WI-178 exit, Exit 79 toward Chippewa Falls. Turn right onto WI-178 N/Seymour Cray Sr. Blvd. After 1.4 miles turn Right at stoplight on CR-J/E Park Ave. The site is on the right and parking is available in the National Guard Armory parking lot (just before 1st Street).