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Secretary Pate partners with Hy-Vee to celebrate Iowa veterans
Paul D. Pate
Secretary of State
State Capitol
Des Moines, IA 50319
Iowa Secretary of State Seal WEBSITE:
Ashley Hunt
Communications Director

MEDIA RELEASE: Secretary Pate partners with Hy-Vee to celebrate Iowa veterans

DES MOINES - Iowa Secretary of State Paul Pate and Hy-Vee stores are once again joining forces to honor Iowa’s military members during Hy-Vee Homefront, Hy-Vee’s annual Veterans Day breakfast. Hy-Vee will host a free breakfast at all Iowa store locations for veterans and active service members on Friday, November 10. Hy-Vee will also be circulating the Iowa Secretary of State’s “Honor A Veteran” postcards, encouraging Iowans to honor a loved one who has served our country.

“We really cannot say thank you enough to Iowa’s veterans and active military members,” said Secretary Pate. “We look forward to partnering with Hy-Vee every year for this opportunity to celebrate the brave Iowa men and women who have stepped up to serve their country and defend our freedoms.”

Veterans and active-duty military will be able to receive this free breakfast between 6 A.M. and 10 A.M on November 10 in honor of Veterans Day at any Iowa Hy-Vee store. This event also serves as a way for the community to show their appreciation and gratitude to our local service members.

Secretary Pate’s ‘Honor a Veteran with your Vote’ program is another way individuals can show thanks to Iowa veterans.

“These brave men and women have fought tirelessly for our freedoms, including our right to vote, and there is no better way to honor their service than by exercising that right and honoring them with our vote,” said Secretary Pate.

Secretary Pate and Hy-Vee have partnered to supply approximately 36,000 ‘Honor A Veteran’ postcards for Iowans to fill out on Veterans Day. Service members can use these postcards to write a tribute to a fellow service member, a loved one, themselves, or to give to a loved one to complete. These postcards will be returned to the Iowa Secretary of State’s Office and tributes will be posted online at and

Both the person who creates the tribute and the service member, if they are still with us, will receive an ‘Honor A Veteran’ lapel pin from Secretary Pate in the mail. Pin recipients are encouraged to wear their pin with pride while voting. Secretary Pate hopes to inspire Iowans to participate in this breakfast and complete the postcards to honor Iowa service members this Veterans Day.

A side-by-side of the Hy-Vee Homefront Logo and the Iowa Secretary of State’s Seal is available for your use at this link.