Dan Boren Promotes ‘National Salute to Hospitalized Veterans Week’

The week of February 11th-15th has been designated, “National Salute to Hospitalized Veterans Week.” US Rep. Dan Boren (D-OK) tells the Muskogee Phoenix:

At long last, it’s a new day for America’s veterans. For years the Department of Veterans Affairs’ budgets have barely, if at all, kept up with inflation. This year Congress has kept its promise to honor veterans with substantial budget increases.

On his Washington website, Boren writes:

At 155 VA hospitals all across our nation, there are veterans everyday who face the physical and mental wounds of combat long after their military service is complete. We can never fully repay our debt of gratitude to them, but we have a moral obligation to thank and support them with our words and our deeds.

If you live near a VA hospital or clinic, take the time this week to visit and say “thank you” to our veterans. Those two simple words can make a big difference in the lives of those who have done so much for us.

If you don’t live near a VA hospital or clinic, then call someone you know who has served in uniform and thank them for their service. If you’re traveling through an airport and see a young serviceman or woman departing for training or combat, walk a few steps and let these veterans of tomorrow know you are grateful for their service. A few steps and a few words can go a long way.

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