Public invited to join Miss Texas at Temple and Waco VAs

Miss Texas 2019 Chandler Foreman will join the leadership from the Central Texas Veterans Health Care System, community leaders, Soldiers from Fort Hood, Veteran organizations, and area students in honoring Veterans Friday, Feb. 14, as part of VA’s National Salute to Veteran Patients.

The public is invited to participate in either Waco’s Doris Miller Department of Veterans Affairs Medical Center event starting at 9 a.m. or Temple’s Olin E. Teague Veterans’ Medical Center event starting at 1 p.m.

National Salute allows us to increase the community’s awareness of VA’s important role in providing medical care to our Nation’s Veterans and encouraging Americans to visit hospitalized Veterans and become volunteers.

Nationwide, over 61,000 volunteers provide more than 9.2 million volunteer hours serving Veterans. Volunteers are a priceless asset to the nation’s Veterans and to VA.

“VA values the contributions of our volunteers, donors and partners in helping us keep the promise to America’s Veterans,” VA Secretary Robert Wilkie said. “These community resources confirm to our Veterans that we are a nation that cares and remembers their sacrifices every day.”

Last year, schools, community groups and youth organizations nationwide sent more than....

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