“VA Photos of the Week” highlight the connections made between our employees and the Veterans they serve every day at VA medical centers, regional offices, and national cemeteries across the country.
This week, photographers from Dallas, Houston, the Battle Creek VAMC, and at the Winter Sports Clinic in Snowmass shared their photos with us.
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The annual clinic, hosted by VA and DAV (Disabled American Veterans), serves as a world leader in adaptive winter sports instruction for injured Veterans and promotes sports therapy and rehabilitation through adaptive Alpine and Nordic skiing, rock climbing, sled hockey, scuba diving, and other adaptive sports and activities.
Douglas Maddox, Dallas Fort Worth National Cemetery Director, pins a Vietnam War service pin on Roy Holloway, a U.S. Army Veteran and Purple Heart recipient of his service in Vietnam.
More than 70 Vietnam War Veterans were recognized for their service by the leaders of VA North Texas and the Dallas Fort Worth National Cemetery, Dr. Stephen Holt and Douglas Maddox, with a service pin, certificate of appreciation and a professional portrait to honor their service and sacrifice to the nation.
Photo by Jeffrey Clapper.
The Michigan Vietnam Traveling Wall is a memorial to the men and women from Michigan who lost their lives in the Vietnam War. It is also a silent message of “We Will Never Forget and Always Remember.”
Photo by Patrick Gault.
During the 50th Anniversary of the Vietnam War program held in the Houston National Cemetery, Local Area Active Duty Navy unit who were requested to be in attendance remained in formation for the duration of the program.
Photo by Celethia D. Reed.
United States Navy Veteran Lynwood Barnes shares a little of his story with VA North Texas Health Care System staff and fellow Veterans on April 2, 2019. Barnes served aboard the USS Norfolk from 1966-1971 as a Ship’s Serviceman.
Originally from Buffalo, Texas, he has called Dallas home since the ’60s and has been receiving his health care at VA North Texas for several years. “I didn’t come to the VA before because I’d see other Veterans who needed service more than me,” says Barnes. But now, he says he’s grateful for everything the VA has done for him.
Thank you for your service, Sir. We are honored to be able to be here for you.
Photo by Michael Cole.