CAVHCS to Host Valentines for Veterans Concert, ‘The Drifters’

MONTGOMERY, AL (January 12, 2011) – Central Alabama Veterans Health Care System (CAVHCS) will host a FREE Department of Veterans Affairs, Valentines for Veterans (V4V) Concert, “The Drifters, starring Bobby Hendricks,” in downtown Montgomery’s Davis Theater February 11, 2011, at 7 pm.

“Due in large part to the support of the City of Montgomery and Troy University, we’re excited to announce that Montgomery is one of only 17 cities in the nation to be selected to host a Valentines for Veterans Concert,” said CAVHCS Director, Glen E. Struchtemeyer.

“The Valentines for Veterans Concert Series is designed to provide communities like ours with an opportunity to show our appreciation to Veterans, active duty and their families for their service to our Nation.”

The Drifters, starring Bobby Hendricks; who will undoubtedly perform such hits as; Under The Boardwalk, There Goes My Baby, Up On The Roof and Save The Last Dance For Me, have made the commitment to support Veteran, active duty and family member communities with their gift of song by participating in the V4V Concert Series.

That gift, as well as sponsorship by the national, non-profit organization Help Hospitalized Veterans (HHV) www.HHV.org, translates to a no-cost event for all attendees.

“We scheduled the Drifters concert to coincide with our annual National Salute to Veteran Patients, which is held every Valentine’s Day,” said Struchtemeyer.

“We’re very fortunate, because we enjoy an outstanding community response.

We usually receive several hundred Valentine’s Cards, visits from ROTC cadets, active duty military and recently we even had a concert performed by the Halcyon Elementary School choir!”

The River Region’s community responsiveness has not gone unnoticed nationally.

Montgomery was also selected this year as one of only 54 National Veterans Day Regional sites by Department of Veterans Affairs Secretary Eric Shinseki.

The selection represented Alabama’s third regional observance.

Tickets for The Drifters are available through Voluntary Services at the Montgomery VA Medical Center - 215 Perry Hill Road, Montgomery, AL 36109 and the Tuskegee VA Medical Centers 2400 Hospital, Tuskegee, AL, 36083.

For more information, contact the CAVHCS Voluntary Service Office at Tuskegee VA Medical Center 334-727-0550, Ext. 3418/3433/3979, or the Voluntary Service Office at Montgomery VA Medical Center 334 272-4670, Ext. 4748/2349.

Tickets are also available at Maxwell, AFB’s Information, Tickets and Travel (ITT) office.


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