VA Photos of the Week – May 24, 2019

The best images from across the Department of Veterans Affairs


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“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 Milwaukee, Dallas, the Rio Grande Valley, and Marietta National Cemetery shared their best images with us.

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2-year-old Brooks Sansone holds a ruler marking the spot for his mother Nikki Sansone to place an American flag during the traditional flag-placing at Wood National Cemetery. More than 35,000 flags will fly at each of the Veterans interred at the cemetery in preparation of Memorial Day.

Brooks Sansone, 2, holds a ruler marking the spot for his mother, Nikki Sansone, to place an American flag during the traditional flag-placing at Wood National Cemetery. More than 35,000 flags flew at each of the Veterans interred at the cemetery in preparation of Memorial Day.

Wood National Cemetery is one of three locations nationwide with National Cemetery Administration, Veterans Benefits Administration, and Veteran Health Administration on the same campus. The Soldiers Home in the background is one of the original VA hospitals from 1867.

Photo by Benjamin Slane


Veteran Charles Jones climbs up a ladder with his new prosthetic leg

Army Veteran Charles Jones climbs up a ladder with his new prosthetic leg. The Amputation Specialty Program (ASP) at the Dallas VAMC is helping him return to work activities. The intense rehabilitation program requiring three hours of therapy a day.

Photo by Jennifer Roy

 

 

 


VA Police officers at VA Texas Valley Coastal Bend salute the American Flag

Members of the police department at VA Texas Valley Coastal Bend Health Care System render a salute as the American flag stands at half-staff and slowly waves in the wind from the flag main pole located near  the main entrance of the VA Health Care Center at Harlingen, Texas.

The flag was lowered at half-staff in observance of Peace Officers Memorial Day, which took place on May 15, 2019.

Photo by Luis H. Loza Gutierrez

 


A Veteran salutes a "Honor the Fallen" plaqueOn May 15, 2019, the Marietta National Cemetery grounds added a permanent plaque fixture to honor military and their families. Gail Evilsizor of American Legion Post 29, Marietta, Georgia, salutes the newly dedicated plaque.

The ceremony was part of a National Cemetery Administration and Carry The Load joint ceremony, where the dedication was held at the Marietta National Cemetery.

Photo by Erika Ruthman

 

 

Author

Reynaldo Leal

– Reynaldo Leal is a public affairs officer for VA’s office of Digital Media Engagement and member for the VAntage Point’s staff. He is a proud Marine Corps Veteran who deployed to the Al Anbar Province with 3rd Battalion 5th Marine Regiment in 2004 and 2006. He also took part in some of the heaviest fighting during Operation Phantom Fury in 2004.

Comments

  1. melexchi    

    Wow super cute pictures you are so talented much Love NY

  2. John Emmanuel    

    Lovely pictures you’ve compiled in this article.. Much love from NY❤️

    God bless America.

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