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2014-03-28 23:00:58

The Bay Pines VA Healthcare System (VAHCS) will host a medical center renaming ceremony in honor of the late Congressman C.W. Bill Young on April 25, 2014 at 10:00 a.m. Bay Pines, FL (PRWEB) March 28, 2014 The Bay Pines VA Healthcare System (VAHCS) will host a medical center renaming ceremony in honor of the late Congressman C.W. Bill Young on April 25, 2014 at 10:00 a.m. The ceremony will take place at the C.W. Bill Young VA Medical Center in Bay Pines, Fla. in the courtyard located...

2011-08-19 13:14:00

HOUSTON, August 19, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Today, Liberty Institute filed a second amended complaint in Rainey v. VA, adding new clients, including Lisa Ward and Geraldine "Geri" Lakey to the case - widows whose husbands were recently laid to rest at the Houston National Cemetery and whose funerals were interrupted and impacted by Cemetery Officials and the VA's policies and procedures placing restrictions on references to "God" and prayer at military funerals. The widows are added...

2011-08-18 16:19:00

VA Cemetery Director Tells Volunteers to Take "God" Out of Their Vocabulary HOUSTON, Aug. 18, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Today, Liberty Institute releases a series of videos of those most affected by the Houston National Cemetery's policies and practices banning the mention of God and prayer during funeral services at the cemetery. Liberty Institute will be back in court on Monday at 9 a.m. for a status conference with Federal District Judge Lynn Hughes in the Rainey et al. v. VA et...

2010-09-13 12:07:00

16 NVTC Members to Assess Business Processes and Technology to Address Burial Record Keeping Needs HERNDON, Va., Sept. 13 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Northern Virginia Technology Council (NVTC) announced today that, after several productive meetings with staff at Arlington National Cemetery, it is moving forward immediately to conduct a pro-bono assessment of the Cemetery's processes and technology. Booz Allen Hamilton, SAIC and The MITRE Corporation are collaborating with thirteen...

2010-01-30 11:07:00

VA Secretary Shinseki: Keeping Commitment to Lasting Tribute WASHINGTON, Jan. 30 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) held a dedication ceremony today in San Diego for the Miramar National Cemetery. "Offering more burial options for Veterans in southern California is a top priority," said Secretary of Veterans Affairs Eric K. Shinseki. "With this cemetery, we are keeping our commitment to provide a final resting place and lasting tribute to the men and women...

2009-09-21 14:00:00

Projects Target Medical Center Upgrades, Energy Efficiency WASHINGTON, Sept. 21 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Secretary of Veterans Affairs Eric K. Shinseki announced today the Department of Veterans Affairs' (VA) progress in executing more than $1.4 billion as the Department's share of spending under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA), more commonly known as the economic stimulus program. "In putting America back to work, we are targeting the programs of greatest interest to...

2009-09-04 10:03:00

Commonwealth to Build Fourth State Veterans Cemetery WASHINGTON, Sept. 4 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Secretary of Veterans Affairs Eric K. Shinseki has announced Veterans living in northeastern Kentucky will soon have a final resting place that honors their service to the nation. "VA and the Kentucky Department of Veterans Affairs have a strong partnership and work together to provide Kentucky Veterans the benefits they earned," Secretary Shinseki said. "This new state cemetery will...

2009-08-20 10:50:00

Facility Would Be First of its Kind in State WASHINGTON, Aug. 20 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Ensuring that military Veterans living in eastern Washington have a final resting place that honors their service to the nation, Secretary of Veterans Affairs Eric K. Shinseki announced the award of $8.8 million to establish the Washington State Veterans Cemetery in Medical Lake. "This is our first opportunity to partner with the state's Department of Veterans Affairs to establish a state Veterans...

2009-08-19 11:09:00

For New Washington Crossing National Cemetery WASHINGTON, Aug. 19 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Secretary of Veterans Affairs Eric K. Shinseki today announced the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) has awarded two contracts totaling $8.7 million to prepare the new Washington Crossing National Cemetery near Philadelphia for its first burials. "Providing a national cemetery for Veterans in Pennsylvania is a priority for VA," Secretary Shinseki said. "This national shrine will honor the...


Word of the Day
endocarp
  • The hard inner (usually woody) layer of the pericarp of some fruits (as peaches or plums or cherries or olives) that contains the seed.
This word comes from the Greek 'endon,' in, within, plus the Greek 'kardia,' heart.
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