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National Salute to Veteran Patients

Tom Fredericks, 66th Air Base Group deputy director, speaks to retired Sgt. 1st Class Charles Pellerin, a 92-year-old WWII and Korean War veteran at the Edith Nourse Rogers Memorial Veterans Hospital in Bedford, Mass., Feb. 14. The event was part of National Salute to Patients Week, a time established to encourage American citizens to visit hospitalized veterans in Department of Veterans Affairs facilities. (U.S.  Air Force photo by Jerry Saslav)

Tom Fredericks, 66th Air Base Group deputy director, speaks to retired Sgt. 1st Class Charles Pellerin, a 92-year-old WWII and Korean War veteran at the Edith Nourse Rogers Memorial Veterans Hospital in Bedford, Mass., Feb. 14. The event was part of National Salute to Patients Week, a time established to encourage American citizens to visit hospitalized veterans in Department of Veterans Affairs facilities. (U.S. Air Force photo by Jerry Saslav)

HANSCOM AIR FORCE BASE, Mass. -- Tom Fredericks, 66th Air Base Group deputy director, speaks to retired Sgt. 1st Class Charles Pellerin, a 92-year-old WWII and Korean War veteran at the Edith Nourse Rogers Memorial Veterans Hospital in Bedford, Mass., Feb. 14. The event was part of National Salute to Patients Week, a time established to encourage American citizens to visit hospitalized veterans in Department of Veterans Affairs facilities. (U.S. Air Force photo by Jerry Saslav)