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U.S. Sec. of Veterans Affairs Stops at Oxford Veterans Home

By Alyssa Schnugg
News Editor

Video by Talbert Toole.

U.S. Secretary of Veterans Affairs Robert Wilkie Jr. is in Oxford this weekend, making rounds to visit local veterans and attending the Ole Miss home game Saturday.

Wilkie arrived at the State Veterans Home in Oxford at about 1:30 p.m. Friday where he spent time visiting with the residents and Oxford Mayor Robyn Tannehill.

“We are honored to show off our veterans’ home and also to thank him for the economic impact that this facility has on our community and the wonderful service it is to our veterans,” Tannehill said.

Wilkie will take part in some of the Warrior Week events this weekend honoring veterans. On Saturday, during the game against South Carolina Gamecocks, he will participate in the pregame coin toss alongside 9/11 survivor Will Jimeno.

Wilkie was nominated to be Secretary of Veterans Affairs by President Donald Trump on May 18, 2018. He was confirmed by the U.S. Senate on July 23.


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