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TOP PHOTO: On March 5, VA's National Cemetery Administration dedicated the first "Tribute to the Fallen and Their Families" plaque at Quantico National Cemetery. Medal of Honor recipient Hershel "Woody" Williams joined undersecretary of Memorial Affairs Randy Reeves to unveil the plaque honoring those who made the ultimate sacrifice and their families. (U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs)

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Purple Heart recipients added to VA priority claim process

With this amendment, Purple Heart recipients who submit initial disability compensation claims on or after April 1, 2019, will be added to nine categories of emergent claims requiring priority processing from VBA. READ MORE

“Those who hold the Purple Heart, the recognition of wounds taken in battle, will now receive priority consideration when it comes to claims before the Department of Veterans Affairs.”

- VA Secretary Robert Wilkie


CLICK TO WATCH: VA Secretary Robert Wilkie's message to Vietnam War Veterans 

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A Veteran's Story

Willard H. Blevens Sr. served in the European theater as a squad leader with the 357th Infantry Regiment, 90th Infantry Division and participated in some of the most infamous battles of World War II, including the Battle of the Bulge.

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Women's History Month

Women Veterans represent an enduring legacy of leadership, service and sacrifice. VA proudly celebrates Women's History Month.

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