Shelby County military veterans leave for D.C.

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Veterans from Shelby County are escorted as they leave Sidney on a trip to Washington, D.C. (WDTN Photo)

SIDNEY, Ohio (WDTN) – As of Friday, the Shelby County Veterans to Washington, D.C. Committee has sent 10 groups of military veterans to the nation’s capitol.

Veterans from the Korean and Vietnam wars left from the Emergency Management Building in Sidney at 8:00 Friday morning.

The trip, lodging, and meals for the vets are free. The business community and private donations, plus, volunteer and caregiver dollars pickup the cost.

They boarded two escorted chartered buses with their caregivers and some volunteers, winding their way through the streets of Sidney, past a proud line of well wishing citizens, including Mayor Mike Barhorst.

“My father was a veteran of World War II, his father a vet of World War I. It’s personal in that he made the trip before he died, it’s one of the things he talked about to the end”, said Barhorst. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others and keep the conversation on topic and civil. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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