VA News – This year’s National Salute to Veteran Patients week is a great time for youth groups, members of the public and Veteran Service Organizations to say thank you to a special group of men and women, the more than 9 million Veterans of the U.S. armed services who are cared for in Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) medical centers, outpatient clinics, domiciliaries, and nursing homes.
The purpose of the National Salute to Veteran Patients Program is to:
- pay tribute and express appreciation to Veterans
- increase community awareness of the role of the VA medical center
- encourage citizens to visit hospitalized Veterans and to become involved as volunteers