Detroit VA Medical Center marks Veterans Day

Published On: Nov 09 2012 03:46:58 AM EST

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DETROIT -

The Detroit VA Medical Center will honor Detroit-area veterans, including hundreds of its own staff members, patients and supporters, on Friday.

The medical center's annual Veterans Day event will take place at 11:00 a.m. in the medical center atrium on the 1st floor of the medical center. The presentation portion of the program will feature remarks from U.S. Congressman John D. Dingell, Rich Luterman, Chief Meteorologist of Fox2 Detroit (both Veterans) and several others.

"Every day is Veterans Day for those of us who work at the VA," said Dr. Pamela Reeves, Director of the Detroit VA Medical Center. "I'm proud to recognize these wonderful men and women for their service to our nation. This day is always so special for us. Not only do we recognize and pay tribute to the Veterans we serve each day, we are able to salute our own staff members who have gone above and beyond to serve America."

When it opened in 1996, the medical center was named in honor of Congressman Dingell, just elected this week to his 29th term in the U.S. House of Representatives. "It's a special day when Congressman Dingell walks through our doors and greets the men and women that this hospital, named in his honor, serves. We are always thrilled to mark these special occasions in his company," said Dr. Reeves.

Following the presentations, attendees are invited to join various Veteran organizations for an open house and discussions, including memorabilia displays.

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