Former Mayor 'sticks' up for VA workers

Cheyenne, WY (KGWN) - Bill Nation is no stranger to Cheyenne. He was a three-term mayor, and a former veteran and spent most of his 89 years in the city. And like most people, he's up to date on the Department of Veterans Affairs on-going scandal. But on Friday, he took some time to remind people not to blame the people working at the Cheyenne VA for the problems caused by people at the top.

He set up outside of King Soopers on Friday morning and handed out simple stickers he'd printed himself that said "Thank Your VA Workers." People picked up stickers all morning and some even chatted with Nation about how they were supporting the local VA through everything.

"I just want people to wear that sticker with pride," Nation said, "everyone who works there from the gardener to the top surgeon has been professional and deserves our respect."

He printed 5,000 stickers on his own dime, and Nation said that he's not looking for a single donation. "But so many people tried to give me money and I had to tell them I'm not taking any! It's not a protest or a fundraiser, it's just a reminder," Nation said.

Nation will be handing out the stickers again on Friday June 27th at the Home Depot.


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