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A MESSAGE FROM THE SECRETARY :  Juneteenth Commemoration

On Juneteenth, we remember, we commemorate and we reflect on the long road to freedom forced upon Black slaves across America. We stand with those who have continued that fight ever since. Their resilience represents the best of us, and we at VA, will never forget their sacrifices to this Nation. America proudly celebrates alongside them.

  • IMAGE: Secretary Denis McDonough

VA Secretary Denis McDonough statement on the retirement announcement of Duke Head Coach Mike Krzyzewski:

June 2nd, 2021|Comments Off on VA Secretary Denis McDonough statement on the retirement announcement of Duke Head Coach Mike Krzyzewski:

Coach K has become known by many titles over the years. National Champion. Gold Medalist. Winningest coach in NCAA history. Bane of Tar Heels everywhere. But here at VA and in the military, he has also been known as Army Capt. Krzyzewski, an artillery liaison to the infantry and graduate of West Point in 1969.

  • Secretary McDonough and VA leaders affirm the White Ribbon VA pledge.

Secretary, VA leaders affirm the White Ribbon VA pledge

April 19th, 2021|4 Comments

On April 14, 2021, VA Secretary Denis McDonough held a virtual ceremony to underscore his zero tolerance for gender-based harassment or sexual assault in VA facilities. At the ceremony, McDonough and VA senior leaders, including Army combat Veteran Chief of Staff Tanya Bradsher, affirmed their commitment to the White Ribbon VA pledge.

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