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Grand Opening of Long Awaited Molokaʻi Veterans Center

August 14, 2015, 7:43 AM HST
* Updated August 14, 7:44 AM
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Rep. Gabbard visits the Veterans Center for Molokaʻi. File photo May 2014.

Rep. Gabbard visits the Veterans Center for Molokaʻi. File photo May 2014.

By Maui Now Staff

A grand opening ceremony takes place today for the long awaited Molokaʻi Veterans Center in Kaunakakai.

After more than a decade of building and permit delays, the Molokaʻi Veterans Center will open its doors to hosting regular meetings and Veterans Affairs clinics.

The new facility has a certified kitchen, three offices, a main hall, an outdoor patio area, four bathrooms, and two showers.

Representative Tulsi Gabbard will honor those who made the facility possible, including the late Larry Helm, the first and former Commander of Molokaʻi Veterans Caring for Veterans organization, who dedicated three decades of his life to opening a center to ensure access to valuable resources.

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While on Molokaʻi, Rep. Gabbard will also meet with the principals of Molokaʻi Middle School and Molokaʻi High School, visit with constituents, and tour the Molokaʻi General Hospital.

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Throughout the month of August, the congresswoman will continue her visits with constituents on Oʻahu, Maui, Kauaʻi, and Hawaiʻi Island.

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