VA Medical Center to host renaming ceremony Sunday afternoon in honor of Woody Williams

September 9, 2018

HUNTINGTON — In honor of Hershel ‘Woody’ Williams, the VA Medical Center in Huntington will officially be renamed during a ceremony at 2 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 9.A retired U.S. Marine and Department of Veterans Affairs service officer, Mr. Williams is a long-time advocate for Veterans and their families, and presently, he supports Gold Star Families. “The community is invited to join us in celebrating the dedication,” says Medical Center Director Brian Nimmo. “Staff members are excited about the name change honoring Mr. Williams. I’m thrilled; he’s a hero in West Virginia. We will use his legacy as motivation to meet his high standard of service for others.”Speakers expected for the event will include Senators Manchin and Capito, Congressman Jenkins, and Governor Justice. Participants will include the 249th Army Band, West Virginia National Guard; Company A, 4th CEB, 4th Marine Division; and members of the Huntington Symphony.Through U.S. House Resolution 3363, the Huntington VA Medical Center was officially renamed for West Virginia native and Medal of Honor recipient Hershel ‘Woody’ Williams. President Donald Trump signed H.R. 3663 June 15, 2018.The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs Medical Center in Huntington, WV is a fully accredited 80-bed acute medical and surgical care facility offering primary and subspecialty outpatient care, including rehabilitation and mental health services. The Hershel ‘Woody’ Williams VA Medical Center is honored to serve more than 30,000 veterans in a primary service area that includes 10 counties in West Virginia, 2 counties in southern Ohio and 12 counties in eastern Kentucky.

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