Valentines for Veterans
2014 Concert Schedule
The purpose of the National Salute to Veteran Patients Program is to:
The week of February 14 each year is your opportunity to say thank you to a special group of men and women, more than 98,000 Veterans of the U.S. armed services who are cared for every day in Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) medical centers, outpatient clinics, domiciliaries, and nursing homes.
During the National Salute, VA invites individuals, Veterans groups, military personnel, civic organizations, businesses, schools, local media, celebrities and sports stars to participate in a variety of activities at the VA medical centers. The activities and events include special ward visits and valentine distributions; photo opportunities; school essay contests; special recreation activities and Veteran recognition programs.
The week also provides an opportunity for the community to become acquainted with the volunteer opportunities within the medical center.
Also during National Salute week, selected cities host concerts that are free to Veterans and their families. The concert schedule is usually available around the first of January. Please check back then for a list of the cities that will be hosting the events. Many thanks to the organizational donors that make these concerts a success!
Contact your nearest VA Medical Center and ask for Voluntary Service to discover the wonderful things you, your group or organization can do to salute America’s Heroes. Locate the facility nearest you.
David James Elliott
Actor David James Elliott is best known for creating the iconic character Commander Harmon Rabb Jr, in the highly successful ten-year run of the one-hour legal drama, “JAG”. This summer David returns to series television starring opposite Virginia Madsen in ABC’s one-hour dramedy, ‘Scoundrels’ premiering Sunday, June 20th.
David can also be seen starring in the Hallmark original movie, “Dad’s Home.” He takes on the role of a workaholic widower who suddenly has to raise his kids on his own after losing his job and firing the help. “Dad’s Home” premieres on Saturday, June 19th.
As a teenager, David’s first foray into show biz was Rock and Roll, and fronted numerous bands that gigged around Toronto, Canada. However, he dedicated himself to his acting talent, leading him to be accepted into one of the most prestigious acting schools in Canada; ‘The Ryerson Theatre School’. After graduating, he was accepted into the Stratford Shakespeare Festival in Ontario as a member of the company. During his two years at Stratford, David was honored with the ‘Jean Chalmers Award as Most Promising Young Actor.’
David also performed in a unique original Canadian theatre production, “B-Movie: The Play”, where he caught the attention of the producers of, “Street Legal,” one of Canada’s hit series. His performance on the show made Elliott a household name in Canada.
In 1990, David moved to Los Angeles where his resume quickly grew as he guest-starred in such series as “China Beach,” “The Hidden Room,” “Doogie Howser, M.D.,” “Dark Justice,” and “Seinfeld,” among others. In 1992 he landed a recurring role as a pro baseball player in the long running CBS hit series, “Knots Landing,” and later that year he starred in the syndicated series “The Untouchables” as Treasury Agent Paul Robbins. David also had a recurring role as Terry Parsons on the hit series “Melrose Place,” before landing the role on “JAG,” which has made him both an internationally respected and recognizable actor.
After JAG, David joined the cast of the Bruckbeimer/CBS television show “Close to Home” in its final season as the dedicated D.A. James Conlon. Other credits include: “The Guard,” “Knights of Bloodsteel”, “The Storm” and the TV mini-series “Impact.” David James Elliott has defined himself as a mainstay, first on Canadian, and since on American television and film. He seems determined to grow both artistically and professionally as he heads into the future. David’s film roles include “Clockwatchers,” (1997) with Parker Posey and Lisa Kudro, and “The Shrink Is In,” (2001) with Courtney Cox and David Arquette.
Off camera, David continues to write and produce programming for both scripted and reality, film and television. He has written, directed and produced and his enthusiasm for this work refuses to diminish.
David currently resides in Los Angeles with his wife Nanci Chambers and their two children, Stephanie and Wyatt.