VA Urges Communities to Recognize Hospitalized Veterans During ‘National Salute to Veteran Patients’ Week

In a difficult year that brought out the best in our Nation’s Veterans, the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) stands resolute to continue to provide the outstanding care and support our Veterans have earned and deserve. Even with the challenges that face us every day, we take a moment during this time of year to celebrate the National Salute to Veteran Patients. This year's National Salute is February 14 -20, 2021.

As in previous years, we encourage local communities to take part in this effort to honor our hospitalized Veterans and to seek out opportunities to honor our Veterans, staff and volunteers. This year’s National Salute is particularly significant because it coincides with the 75th Anniversary of VA Voluntary Service, celebrating a long legacy of facilitating volunteer and community engagement.

“We are grateful for the continued response and efforts to help America’s heroes during this global pandemic, stated Dr. Barbara Bates, Medical Center Director. Our Veterans truly deserve this special week of recognition. Our leadership team is looking forward to meeting with our inpatient Veterans next week. It is a special honor to thank them for their service to our nation.”

Activities supporting this year’s National Salute will be different this year due to the ongoing pandemic, which have required additional procedures in accepting volunteers and donations. For donations or additional information, please contact our Voluntary Service department at 989-497-2500, ext.13360 or ext.13369.