During the week, the Department of Veterans Affairs will honor veteran men and women who are hospitalized in medical centers, clinics, and facilities nationwide.
The proclamation states that more than 9 million veterans are cared for by the Department of Veteran Affairs in hospitals, outpatient clinics and nursing homes.
To honor the proclamation, people are encouraged to visit, volunteer, or donate to veterans in care facilities and hospitals throughout the country.
Mayor Drew Bessinger commented that he had the privilege of being part of several activities for this event last year.
“As a US Army veteran and a son of a WWII POW and Purple Heart recipient, I know the sacrifice the men and women in uniform have made.” Bessinger said.
Bessinger also mentioned because of the recent COVID-19 restrictions, this year’s event is going to be different. He said there will be a PSA of him presenting the proclamation to the veterans.