Nichole Coleman, executive director of the Hancock County Veterans Service Office, will participate in the National Veterans Day Ceremony at Arlington National Cemetery on Monday.
Robert Wilkie, secretary of Veterans Affairs, invited Coleman to attend.
During the ceremony, Coleman will lay a wreath on behalf of the National Association of County Veterans Service Officers.
She received training and accreditation as a county veterans service officer from the organization in 2012, and in 2014 was elected to serve a two-year term as the women’s veteran representative.
Then she was elected to serve a two-year term as an executive board member and is currently on her second term as first vice president.
“These leadership roles with the national association have given me an opportunity to develop relationships with decision makers within the VA, which gives me the ability to offer exceptional service to our military veterans and their families,” Coleman said. “While I am traveling in this capacity, the expenses are covered by NACVSO and the Hancock County veterans benefit from the connections I make.”
Coleman, a 1990 graduate of Findlay High School, is a Hancock County native and has lived in the county except for the seven years she served in the U.S. Air Force.
She was appointed as the executive director of the Hancock County Veterans Service Office and as county veterans service officer in December 2011.