Free Health Clinic Included among Veterans Day Events

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Among the events scheduled for Veterans Day is a free health clinic to be held at the VFW Post 67 at 2784 Stockton Boulevard.

This is amid the scandal involving the Veterans Administration where vets complained about long appointment lists and not being able to get timely medical care.

“We want to thank them and also be able to give back to some of these folks,” said Dr. Darryl C. Hunter, director of the Sacramento Community Veterans Alliance.

John Riegel, President of the Sacramento Chapter of the Veterans For Peace say while the VA is trying to fix the problem, vets are still going without the health care they were promised.

“We say bring them home and treat them well once they’re here and recently we haven’t been doing a good job of either,” said Riegel.

Riegel fears that after the “hand clapping” that accompanies Veterans Day, the health care situation will remain unchanged.

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