Fogerty – who served in the Army National Guard though never served overseas – is known for its anti-war lyrics, especially during the height of the conflict in Vietnam.
He said he was trying to help veterans at the grassroots level, rather than through a national effort, because local communities have more staying power.
“I’m a lot older person now. I’m disappointed that our politicians spend so much time yelling at each other, rather than calming it down and having a dialogue,” he said.
Fogerty donated money to the building of the center, which will be completed on Veterans Day.
According to Veterans Village, there are around 7,000 homeless veterans in Clark County, including Las Vegas. Fogerty said he hopes he could make a difference in the lives of those who served the country.
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