Rutledge Marks National Salute to Veteran Patients Week with Visit to Fayetteville VA Facility
February 13, 2015
FAYETTEVILLE – Arkansas Attorney General Leslie Rutledge made her first official visit to northwest Arkansas with a stop at the Veterans Health Care System of the Ozarks to mark National Salute to Veteran Patients Week. Rutledge released the following statement:
“I can think of no better way to spend my first official visit to northwest Arkansas than by visiting with the men and women who have given so much to preserve and protect everything we hold dear. The National Salute to Veteran Patients Week is about paying tribute to veterans, raising awareness of the role VA medical centers have in our communities and to encourage citizens to visit our hospitalized veterans. I am proud to participate in this effort and to show Arkansas’s veterans our appreciation.”
During the visit, Rutledge received a tour of the Veterans Health Care System of the Ozarks and visited with patients, thanking them for their service. Rutledge helped distribute valentines made by local elementary school children to veterans as part of the hospital’s National Salute to Veterans event. Arkansas is home to over 250,000 veterans.