“VA Photos of the Week” highlight the connections made between our employees and the Veterans they serve every day at VA medical centers, regional offices, and national cemeteries across the country.
This week, photographers from Milwaukee, Dallas, the Rio Grande Valley, and Marietta National Cemetery shared their best images with us.
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Brooks Sansone, 2, holds a ruler marking the spot for his mother, Nikki Sansone, to place an American flag during the traditional flag-placing at Wood National Cemetery. More than 35,000 flags flew at each of the Veterans interred at the cemetery in preparation of Memorial Day.
Wood National Cemetery is one of three locations nationwide with National Cemetery Administration, Veterans Benefits Administration, and Veteran Health Administration on the same campus. The Soldiers Home in the background is one of the original VA hospitals from 1867.
Photo by Benjamin Slane
Army Veteran Charles Jones climbs up a ladder with his new prosthetic leg. The Amputation Specialty Program (ASP) at the Dallas VAMC is helping him return to work activities. The intense rehabilitation program requiring three hours of therapy a day.
Photo by Jennifer Roy
Members of the police department at VA Texas Valley Coastal Bend Health Care System render a salute as the American flag stands at half-staff and slowly waves in the wind from the flag main pole located near the main entrance of the VA Health Care Center at Harlingen, Texas.
The flag was lowered at half-staff in observance of Peace Officers Memorial Day, which took place on May 15, 2019.
Photo by Luis H. Loza Gutierrez
On May 15, 2019, the Marietta National Cemetery grounds added a permanent plaque fixture to honor military and their families. Gail Evilsizor of American Legion Post 29, Marietta, Georgia, salutes the newly dedicated plaque.
The ceremony was part of a National Cemetery Administration and Carry The Load joint ceremony, where the dedication was held at the Marietta National Cemetery.
Photo by Erika Ruthman