Dear Veteran, National salute to veterans, Kerrville texas

On February 15, Volunteers from around the Hill Country representing Veterans Groups, churches and schools came far and wide to show their appreciation of the Veterans of Kerrville. They brought with them balloons and personalized cards made by schoolchildren of all ages.

The volunteers were greeted by Kerrville Administrative Officer, Kim Hoge, and before the thankful Hill Country residents hit the wards of the hospital, the invocation was delivered by South Texas VA Chaplain, Robert Williams.

The National Salute to Veteran Patients was established as an official VA Program in 1978, and is celebrated annually during Valentine's Week. Judging by the smiles, it will be around for a long, long time. So with their marching orders, the volunteers gathered their official salute gear and headed out.

The purpose of the Salute Program is threefold:

1. Pay tribute and express appreciation.

2. Increase Awareness of VA's role in providing comprehensive medical care to the Nation's Veterans.

3. Encourage Citizens to visit Veterans and to become involved as volunteers.

There are many people to thank for their support putting this event on:

  • American Legion Auxiliary
  • The Sons of the American Revolution
  • Veterans of Foreign Wars Auxiliary
  • Benevolent & Protective Order of the Elks
  • All of the wonderful cards made by the children that were so poignant
  • and Voluntary Services and their team of volunteers

And finally, the purpose for this special day, our Veterans! We thank you for your service everyday.

Created By
Steven Goetsch


VA Photos by Steve Goetsch

Made with Adobe Slate

Make your words and images move.

Get Slate

Report Abuse

If you feel that this video content violates the Adobe Terms of Use, you may report this content by filling out this quick form.

To report a Copyright Violation, please follow Section 17 in the Terms of Use.