Having just met up with the volunteers working with Jim to put on the Moving Mountains event here at Pine Mountain in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula, I am struck by the positive energy that surrounds the Veteran community these days.
As an event sponsor, I am proud to have the Veteran Beer Company associated with this group of people and the hard work and effort that they’ve put into making Moving Mountains an expanding success. The Assistant Chief of Staff for the Iron Mountain VA Medical Center and I had a long talk tonight about the changing demographic at his hospital, and the challenges he faces with a growing patient population being cared for by a shrinking number of staff.
More frequently the hard-working, dedicated professionals in the VA system will have to rely upon the tireless committed efforts of volunteers from the community who work to improve the lives of Veterans. Charities like Moving Mountains serve as a bridge between the federal system, the Veteran patients, and the local community. We thank them for their efforts in building a strong Veteran Community and making a difference in the lives of Veterans and their families.