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VA Secretary Bob McDonald meets some Civil War veterans at Togus

Before speaking with the press as the 150th anniversary festivities got underway at the Togus VA Hospital in Chelsea on September 17, Department of Veterans Affairs Secretary Robert McDonald visited with some Civil War veterans buried in the West Cemetery. The guy who has made some 50 jumps as an Army paratrooper met a few […]

After saving their country, heroes came to Togus from everywhere to live and to die

As the 150th anniversary festivities take place at the Togus VA Hospital in Chelsea this weekend (Sept. 16-18), modern patients and visitors can be forgiven for not knowing exactly why a veterans’ hospital was established at this remote (by mid-19th century standards) place in the first place. The reasons — there actually are 5,373 — […]