GRAND JUNCTION, Colo.-
Nearly 80 volunteers were awarded on Wednesday for their efforts at the VA.
Every year the VA hosts this volunteer recognition ceremony, and give out awards, pins and certificates to all their hard-working volunteers.
One person even received a pin for 42 years of service.
VA officials say there's a special mission in providing care for our veterans.
“Whether it’s a mom or dad that was in the service, or a spouse or now even a child, there is a connection there that draws people to the VA to volunteer,” said Robin Maddox, volunteer coordinator at the VA Center.
“It’s not a job, it’s a joy,” said Paul Blee, volunteer. “You look back at the end of the day and say I did it, I helped this guy out.”
This year’s ceremony was held at the Double Tree on Horizon Drive and their theme was masquerade.
For more information on how you could volunteer, click here.