Caring for our veterans

By Sharon Coyle

Acting Director

Butler VA Healthcare

On Veterans Day, Nov. 11, we paid tribute to more than 19 million of our citizens who at one time wore the uniform of the United States military to serve and protect our way of life and principles for which we stand.

Veterans Day was and is about remembering and recognizing our nation's veterans -- those men and women who fought our nation's wars and defended us during the periods of restless peace between wars.

It is also a day when all Americans can recommit to honoring veterans and renew our country's obligation to fulfill Lincoln's charge to care for those "who shall have borne the battle" and their families, caregivers and survivors.

At the Butler VA Health Care System, it is a privilege to represent our grateful nation in delivering to veterans the services they earned.

At the Butler VA, more than 700 employees -- many of whom are veterans themselves -- make it their priority to provide exceptional care to over 21,000 Veterans.

We offer veterans many programs that improve their health and quality of life, whether it's help with quitting smoking, transitioning into civilian life, homelessness, or tackling chronic illnesses, we take care of veterans from their military discharge until the end of their lives.

On Veterans Day, and all year long, I extend my thanks to our nation's veterans. May God bless America's veterans, those currently serving in uniform, and may God bless all Americans who remember and honor and serve them.

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