Congressman Al Green Hosts Annual Distribution of Flags to Honor Veterans at the Michael E. DeBakey VA Medical Center

Feb 8, 2016
Congressman Al Green handing a flag flown over the Capitol to a Veteran.
Congressman Al Green Hosts Annual Distribution of Flags to Honor Veterans at the Michael E. DeBakey VA Medical Center

(Houston, TX)--On Monday, February 8, 2016, Congressman Al Green, a consistent advocate for honoring our nation’s heroes, distributed flags flown above the Capitol to approximately 400 Veterans at the Michael E. DeBakey Veterans Affairs Medical Center.  The flag distribution was specifically in recognition of National Salute to Veteran Patients Week, which is observed during the week of February 14, 2016. Congressman Al Green has distributed thousands of flags flown over the Capitol to Veterans at the hospital since 2008.

“Every year I am honored and humbled to look these Veterans in the eye and say ‘Thank you’ as I hand them a flag flown over the Capitol. We must all show our appreciation for the men and women who have made it possible for us to live in the greatest country in the world.  They were there for us and now we must be there for them.  This is the least a grateful nation can do,” Congressman Al Green said.  “As a Member of Congress, I will continue to make supporting and authoring legislation which supports our brave Veterans one of my top priorities in Congress.”

“National Salute Week is very important to our Veteran patients and our volunteers,” said Barbra Bell, MEDVAMC Voluntary Service Program Manager.  “It’s a great opportunity for community groups, church groups and all Americans to visit our VA Medical Center and show our Veterans that we appreciate them.  We are thrilled that Congressman Al Green will be visiting MEDVAMC to help us kick off the week and we appreciate his ongoing support to the men and women who have served our country.”