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Celebrate Black History Month with Martinsburg VA Medical Center

February 13, 2017

MARTINSBURG, W.Va. – The local community is invited to celebrate Black History Month with Veterans and employees at the Martinsburg VA Medical Center (VAMC) Thursday, Feb. 16, in Room 1B-114 from noon to 1 p.m.

Black History Month is an annual celebration of achievements by black Americans and a time for recognizing the central role of African-Americans in U.S. history.

“We join with the community and the rest of the country in celebrating this important annual observance,” said Timothy J. Cooke, medical center director. “This event deepens our understanding of the history African-Americans played in shaping our nation’s beliefs, customs and traditions.”

This year’s theme “Success Always Leaves Footprints,” focuses on the crucial role of education in the history of African-Americans.

“This event gives us an opportunity to celebrate and recognize our African-American employees and Veterans of our community and their history,” said Betty Veney, equal employment opportunity and diversity management officer. “This year’s theme gives us a chance to focus on the important component of leaving successful footprints and the role it plays in our shared history.”

For more information about this event please contact Jennifer Marino, 304-263-0811, ext. 4132.