Veterans and Military

VA Lawmakers Propose Two New Veteran Care Centers

Jul 22, 2014

State money originally earmarked to renovate the state capitol in Richmond, may be used for funding of two new veteran care centers. 

      

Earlier this summer, Governor Terry McAuliffe cancelled a planned $300 million dollar Capitol complex renovation, citing more pressing needs in the state.

Now, Republicans in the house would like to use that money to fund the state’s share of two new veteran nursing homes, one in Hampton another in Northern Virginia.

USS Wisconsin Facebook, Photo submitted b Jeffrey J. Jankowski, Timothy Snipes.

Nearly three years after Virginia Public Radio told you about the growing problem of veterans’ homelessness in the Commonwealth, the state is putting pen to paper to help put an end to it. 

The legislation is one of 10 veteran-friendly bills that Governor McAuliffe ceremonially signed into law  at the World War II Battleship Wisconsin museum in Norfolk.

A chat with a Roanoke resident, who as a child, witnessed the Invasion of Normandy in France in 1944. Tab O'Neal has a conversation with Bernard Marie.  

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Many events taking place at the National D-Day Memorial in Bedford in observance of the 70th Anniversary of D-Day and the Invasion of Normandy. 

As the embattled head of the Veterans Affairs department testified in the Senate this week, lawmakers also explored reforming how veterans receive care. 

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