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Secretary Wilkie thanks employees for protecting and serving Veterans during Hurricane Florence
I want to take a moment to thank those of you who contributed to VA’s round-the-clock efforts serving and protecting our Veterans in the path of Hurricane Florence.
Without a hitch, you were able to evacuate patients out of the danger zone. You provided fuel, food, and oxygen to hospitals we had to keep open, in spite of extreme dangers. You were a major part of the federal government’s emergency response – setting up incident command centers and sending doctors, nurses, and engineers – plus mobile pharmacies, clinics, and nutrition centers – into the hardest hit areas.
I know many of you suffered damage to your homes, and yet you continued caring for America’s Veterans. That is the spirit of our nation. Americans everywhere should be proud of your efforts. I know I am, and I intend to make that sure your story is told. Congratulations on an outstanding job.