Archive for Thursday, February 9, 2006

Salute to veterans

February 9, 2006

To the editor:

Proud, young American fighting men and women are serving and sacrificing for freedom around the world. Many of these veterans are coming to the VA with special needs and challenges that require the hearts and hands of a new generation of VA volunteers.

The Dwight D. Eisenhower VA Medical Center invites citizens young and old to join us in honoring our veterans and learning more about VA volunteer programs during the National Salute to Hospitalized Veterans Feb. 12-18.

You can join our "Visit a Vet for Valentine's Day" program or stop by anytime during National Salute week to visit hospitalized veterans and remind them that their sacrifices are not forgotten.

Every citizen can make a positive difference in the life of a hospitalized veteran. Visits from schoolchildren and other community groups do much to lift the spirits of hospitalized veterans. I invite every member of our community to participate.

Call our Voluntary Service office at 682-2000, extension 52020 to schedule a visit or to learn how to join the National Salute.

Robert M. Malone Jr.

Director, VA Eastern Kansas Health Care System

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