Like many veterans of the U.S. Armed Forces, I travel to the Martinsburg VA Medical Center for treatment. The quality of care and dedication of everyone there are outstanding.

From the volunteers, who are great, to the nurses and doctors and other staff, they do all they can to help us and heal us.

The New Hope Center, which is primarily for veterans suffering from and struggling with Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder, is wonderful.

They do a fantastic job even though there are fewer beds and less people on the staff.

The VA hospital is a devastating place — all those kids who are messed up, missing arms and legs and other, invisible wounds. But it lifts your spirits in a way, too.

We are all welcome there. We are all brothers and sisters there — a family. We know what it means to have served our great nation and defended it.

The phrase, “All gave some, some gave all” is true. Those who survived rely on the VA for assistance. They do an excellent job in Martinsburg providing it.

Dave Rotruck



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