Military Veterans

Katie Pennington is an organizer for West Michigan Armed Forces Thanksgiving, a luncheon which will be held for military veterans this spring. Her approach is two-pronged: she wants to enlighten her local community of young students and adults alike, but she also wants to simply celebrate and honor military veterans. Katie’s work in the Armed Forces Thanksgiving event is heavily inspired by her own father, who served in the Vietnam War. Katie sees her involvement as a simple way to give tribute to one of the most influential people in her life.