Skip to main content

VAMC renaming ceremony delayed

November 2, 2011

Scheduling conflicts have pushed back to early next year plans to rename the local VA Medical Center after Big Spring's only Medal of Honor recipient.

Legislation to rename the center after George H. O'Brien Jr. passed Congress earlier this year and was signed into law by President Obama in October, and local officials had planned to officially rename the facility on Veterans Day, Nov. 11.

However, several dignitaries who plan on attending have scheduling conflicts this month, so the ceremony has been pushed back until January, said Iva Jo Hanslik, community relations director for the VAMC.

“We will do the renaming in January when the House and Senate are on their breaks,” Hanslik said.

For more information, you may subscribe to the Big Spring Herald or purchase an e-edition.

Patrick Jones has the 5 worst number one overall draft picks in NFL history. Who were they? Check...
The question was never “if” Tobyn Tannehill would play college football. The youngest son of Big...
Anthony Godwin gave the Big Spring High School Steers just what they needed on Friday night....
NEW LISTINGS 101 CEDAR 1007 LAMAR 1209 GREGG
Just in time for Easter, try out these 12 easy and fun crafts with your kids. From bunny ears to almond wreaths, it's...
NEW LISTINGS 901 Runnels 2606 E.24th 2602 Coronado

 

Premium Drupal Themes by Adaptivethemes