Veterans Month 2018 - West Palm Beach VA Medical Center
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West Palm Beach VA Medical Center


Veterans Month 2018

November 2, 2018

West Palm Beach VA Medical Center celebrates National Veterans and Military Families Month 2018 with events honoring Veterans and their families

West Palm Beach, Fla. — On Wednesday evening, President Donald Trump declared November 2018 the second annual National Veterans and Military Families Month to “salute the brave and dedicated patriots who have worn the uniform of the United States, and…celebrate the extraordinary military families whose selfless service and sacrifice make our military the finest in the world.”

Beginning in 2017, President Trump proclaimed November Veterans and Military Families Month, marking the first time America celebrated Veterans and military families for the entire month and not just on Veterans Day, in keeping with the President’s strong focus on improving care and benefits to our nation’s heroes.

That tradition continues again this year with more than 300 events at VA hospitals, benefits offices and cemeteries across the country.

To celebrate Veterans and Military Families Month locally, the West Palm Beach VA Medical Center has begun holding several events such as its Annual Outreach Day and National Day of Prayer event – both held on November 1.

The following events will be held honoring Veterans and their families throughout the month of November:

  • Palm Beach Veterans Parade - November 4
  • Topping Off Ceremony for Domiciliary – November 5
  • Veteran Employee Event – November 6
  • Children's Choir Performance - November 8
  • Hospice Open House & Volunteer Recognition – November 14
  • Putting Green Grand Opening – November 16
  • Veterans Town Hall for Camp Lejeune Veterans - November 16
  • DAV Sponsored Veterans Luncheon – November 19
  • Seminar - Coping with Grief and Loss During the Holidays - November 20

This year’s celebration of Veterans and Military Families Month caps an unprecedented period of improvement for VA, as the department has made groundbreaking progress over the last two years in the areas of accountability, transparency and efficiency across the department while enjoying an important series of legislative successes.

“At VA, Veterans and their families are at the center of everything we do. Veterans and Military Families Month is an opportunity for us to honor the service of these patriots while educating communities about VA benefits and services and our commitment to customer service improvement,” VA Secretary Robert Wilkie said.

“Our vision at the West Palm Beach VA Medical Center is to earn our Veterans trust by delivering compassionate and quality care,” said Medical Center Director Donna Katen-Bahensky. “In tandem with that vision we want to ensure that Veterans see our facility as their place – one they can call home and feel welcome. Our goal this month is to celebrate their service and provide resources for them and their loved ones.”

The full list of West Palm Beach VA Medical Center events for Veterans and Military Families month is available at this link.

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