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Orlando VA Healthcare System Hosts Veterans Day Ceremony

The Orlando VA Healthcare System (OVAHCS) will host a Veterans Day Ceremony, tomorrow, Thursday, November 9, 2023, at 10:00am at the new amphitheater, located at the back of the Orlando VA Medical Center next to the Community Living Center, in Lake Nona, Orlando, Florida.

The ceremony is taking place to celebrate and honor our nation’s service members who proudly served in the U.S. Armed Forces.

Major General Douglas Metcalf, USAF (Ret.), will be the keynote speaker. General Metcalf retired as the Mobilization Assistant to the Commander, Aeronautical Systems Center, Wright Patterson AFB, OH. culminating his 36-year career serving our country.

Everyone is welcome to attend. In addition to our keynote speaker, community participants from the OVAHCS executive leaders, Central Florida Veterans Memorial Park Foundation, the Sea Cadets, Lake Nona Veteran’s Council, Orlando Veterans Advisory Board, and others will be assisting with the facilitation of the ceremony.

“This momentous occasion not only pays tribute to the heroic contributions of Veterans but also underscores the OVAHCS unwavering commitment to ensuring their well-being,” said OVAHCS Director/CEO, Timothy J. Cooke.

Parking for the event will be made available in the east and west parking garages, and in any available parking spots located in the south parking lot near the emergency room. Attendees are asked to refrain from parking in the Community Living Center and Domiciliary parking lots. In addition, Golf cart shuttles will be operating to assist with transporting attendees to and from the ground floor of both the east and west parking garages.

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