VA is celebrating Independence Day across America at medical centers and other VA facilities. Here is how some of them are celebrating.

VA Texas Valley Coastal Bend in Harlingen, Texas, is hosting several events for Veterans and their families:

Free burgers and hot dogs for Veterans and their families.

Lebanon VA in Pennsylvania hosted the The Air National Guard Band of the Northeast, the 553rd Air Force Band, on Friday, July 2. The band played a series of inspirational and patriotic musical selections for Community Living Center patients, Veterans, staff and guests.

There was a BBQ and car show at the McAllen VA Outpatient Clinic on July 1:

Car show and BBQ Texas style!

VA Eastern Kansas in Topeka celebrated the holiday on July 2 when 106-year-old WWII Veteran threw out the first pitch at a Kansas City Royals game.

“The glory of this nation is that it was conceived in courage, born in sacrifice and reached its maturity in the unselfish devotion and labor of patriots. So long as time endures, America will need these qualities of her citizens. And so long as these qualities do endure, so long will this country stand free, strong and pre-eminent among nations.” President Dwight D. Eisenhower

Happy Independence Day from VA!

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