Local VA hangs PRIDE flag in lobby

At the beginning of June, a PRIDE flag was posted inside the main entrance of the VA Medical Center as VA supports LGBT month.

“Because VA is mandated to honor and be inclusive of all Veterans, regardless of sex, age, or ethnicity, PRIDE is just one of several themes they recognize throughout the year,” said Bret Bowers.

According to a press release from VA, thanks to Alaina Taylor, a USAF Veteran, received the VA Secretary’s 7th annual Diversity and Inclusion Award for her efforts. Only a few awards are given annually.

So far, she is the only person to receive this award on the West Coast.

The PRIDE flag will be displayed through June.

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