Wednesday, November 28, 2012
House Passes Bill to Name VA Georgia Facility After Local Leader
WASHINGTON, D.C.—Today, the House of Representatives passed H.R. 6374 to designate the facility of the Department of Veterans Affairs located at 180 Martin Drive in Carrollton, Georgia, as the "Trinka Davis Veterans Village."
The bill would name the VA community-based outpatient clinic (CBOC) in Carrollton, Georgia, after Trinka Davis, a local leader who left part of her estate to be used to provide support for veterans and their families.
The CBOC will serve the more than 3,000 rural veterans who call northwest Georgia home. The bill, introduced by Rep. Phil Gingrey of Georgia, received support from the entire Georgia Congressional Delegation, as well as all of the major Veterans Service Organizations in the state of Georgia.
"Trinka selflessly served our country's heroes and upon her death left her entire estate to ensure their wellbeing," said Gingrey. "It was my honor to recognize Trinka Davis, her foundation, and our veterans today."
"The generosity to America's veterans shown by Mrs. Davis is truly remarkable. Private citizens who use their own resources to care for those in their communities is what makes this country so unique," stated Rep. Jeff Miller, Chairman of the House Committee on Veterans' Affairs. "Not naming the facility after Mrs. Davis would be a mistake, and I am happy that we were able to move forward with this legislation."
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