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Unites States VA Celebrates African-American Vets throughout February

Vets Affairs Celebrates African-American Veterans throughout February

February 7, 2018, 04:10:00 PM

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USA —Today the U.S. Dept. of VA.Gov (Veterans Affairs) announced several events in celebration of African American History Month.

“All of our Washington Veterans have a story to tell,” said VA Secretary Dr. David J. Shulkin. “It’s an honor to be able to celebrate the accomplishments of African-Americans who, despite myriad challenges, have made a profound, lasting impact in the story of our nation.”

This year’s national theme is “African Americans in Times of War[3],” which calls attention to the heroic contributions of African Americans during the nation’s military conflicts, from the Revolutionary War to present-day operations.

Vet Affairs Center for Minority USA Veterans[4] (CMV) in partnership with Blacks In Unites States and the Congressional Black Caucus (CBC) Braintrust will host a reception at the African American Civil War Museum located at 1925 Vermont Ave., NW, on Feb. 21 from 5:30-8 p.m.

The event will include a reception, a showing of short films celebrating African- American USA Veterans, an update on the CBC Veteran Braintrust and a four member panel of US Veterans speakers with an opportunity for questions. The event is completely free and open to the public. Attendees must register at the following link: CMV Reception[5].

In continued celebration of African American History Month, Barbara Ward, director of Center for Minority US Vets, will moderate a roundtable discussion on the Veteran Speaks radio program hosted by the Kentucky National Association for Black Veteran. The roundtable is scheduled for Feb. 12, from noon to 12:30 p.m.

Additionally, CMV, in partnership with Women In Military Service For America Memorial Foundation and The Center for Women Washington Veterans, will host a luncheon at the Women’s Memorial located at Arlington National Cemetery on Feb. 27, from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. The event will feature guest speaker, Verna Jones, executive director of the American Legion, followed by a series of short films celebrating African-American women US Veterans. This event is completely free and lunch will be provided. Attendees must register at the following link: CMV Luncheon[6].


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