Harry S. Truman Memorial Veterans’ Hospital
Truman VA Invites Community to "Salute Veterans"
The Harry S. Truman Memorial Veterans' Hospital (Truman VA) invites the public to participate in the National Salute to Veteran Patients during the week of February 13-19. The National Salute program began in 1978 when VA took over sponsorship of an initiative started in 1974 by the humanitarian organization No Greater Love, Inc. National Salute is observed annually during the week of Valentine's Day, a day of caring which underscores the Salute's expression of honor and appreciation to Veterans.
The week-long program gives everyone an opportunity to express appreciation to those that have given so much to our nation. Truman VA has invited local celebrities, elected officials and other groups to visit during the week as they hope people of all ages will bring Valentine’s cheer to patients.
Truman VA's 660 volunteers are an important part of our healthcare team and the National Salute program is a great way for people to learn more about VA volunteer opportunities.
Truman VA's National Salute Week schedule includes visits from Miss Missouri and Miss Missouri Teen, University of Missouri athletes, Girl Scouts, Veteran Service Organizations, KOMU-TV personalities and performances by local entertainers.
Visit our local web calendar for more National Salute event and activity information. Individuals or groups wishing to participate in the National Salute program should contact the Voluntary Service office at (573) 814-6405.