The Veterans’ Day parade scheduled for November, 9 at the Alvin C. York VA Medical Center in Murfreesboro has been cancelled.
In addition to a Fisher House Ribbon Cutting Ceremony, MTSU Welcome Home Event for returning Veterans, and visits to both Medical Centers from the WWII Navajo Code Talkers Veterans Day weekend, staff and resources will be limited.
The VA takes Veterans’ care and safety seriously and wants to ensure resources are available for the scheduled events and normal day-to-day care of its patients.
“We appreciate the efforts and commitments by the community members and organizations that were slated to participate, and do hope they will continue to show their support to our Nation’s heroes this Veterans Day and in years to come,” said Juan Morales, VA TVHS Director.
“Our staff will be visible in the community and around the hospitals in Murfreesboro and Nashville, upholding the VA’s mission of providing high-quality health care to Veterans,” Morales said. “Staff will also be at the MTSU Salute to Veterans event November 9, providing information on VA benefits and resources available to Veterans and the city’s Veterans Day Parade in Nashville November 11.”
VA TVHS leadership will explore options to organize a Veterans Day celebration in Murfreesboro in 2014, when more manpower and resources can be made available.