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Soldiers and veterans spend the day with family in Greenbrier Co.

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LEWISBURG (WVVA) -- Soldiers and veterans were in full swing at the West Virginia National Guard 201st Readiness center Sunday afternoon.

The Beckley Department of Veterans Affairs Medical Center hosted a "Welcome Home" family day for soldiers returning home from Iraq and Afghanistan.

Guests got to relax and spend the day sharing with family what life is like for them.  They also got to swap stories with veterans of previous wars.

"I think by putting on a family day, what this does is get the VA involved with the returning soldiers and their families, so the idea is to link them up and just by having family day and everybody talking, we get to know each other on a person to person basis," says Andrew Caldwell, coordinator of today's event.

The VA hopes to have another event like this next year. 

 

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