Manchester VA Letter to the Editor: Participate in National Salute to Veterans Patients

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Dear Editor:

VA’s National Salute to Veteran Patients takes place February 10-16, 2019.  This national practice is observed annually during the week of Valentine’s Day, a day of caring and sharing which underscores the Salute’s expression of honor and appreciation to inpatient and outpatient Veterans.  This observation gives every American the chance to thank Veterans for their freedom.  At Manchester VA we go all out and plan a week of activities.  Manchester VA, our staff and Veterans invite every member of the community to join us at any or all of the scheduled activities during Salute to Veterans week.


Monday, Feb. 11, 1 – 3 p.m. “Paint to Your Heart’s Content” Introductory  Class for budding Artist for  CLC Residents & Outpatients are Welcome

Please Call to RSVP 603-624-4366 x 6419.


Tuesday, Feb. 12, 3 – 5: p.m. Miss New Hampshire and Representatives from the  NH Scholarship Program will Visit the Medical Center


Wednesday, Feb. 13, 2 – 3:30 p.m. in the Manchester VA Training & Education Room 3 New Hampshire Veterans share their process of healing through journalism, art and photography Presented by Vetflix Training & Education Room


Thursday, Feb. 14, 1 – 3 p.m. Trivia with Comedian Jody Sloane in the Manchester VA Solarium Light Refreshments Provided


Friday, Feb. 15, 10 – 11 a.m. “Special Tax Considerations for Disabled Veterans” in the Manchester VA Training & Education Room


It is import to know you can thank a Veteran for their service year round by volunteering at Manchester VA.  Manchester VA’s volunteer force has over 350 members.  You can make a difference for a Veteran by joining our team.  Find out more by contacting our Voluntary Service Office at Debra.Krinsky@va.gov  or call us directly at 603-624-4366 x 6419.

You can warm the heart of a Veteran by dropping off or send a Veteran Valentine through Voluntary Services, Manchester VA Medical Center,1st Floor, 718 Smyth Road, Manchester, NH 03104.

By offering a collective Granite State “Thank You” we let Veterans, young and old, know that America cares, remembers and honors their service.  Thank you in advance for being part of our 41st Annual Salute to Veterans.

With respect,

Alfred A Montoya Jr., MHA, FACHE, VHA-CM

Medical Center Director

Manchester VA Medical Center

Assistant Professor of Medicine, Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth