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Miss Oregon USA visits veterans at VA Roseburg Health Care System

The Roseburg VA Health Care System had a surprise visit from Toneata Morgan, the current Miss Oregon USA, officials said, Nov. 24, 2017. (Photo courtesy VA Roseburg Health Care Center)

ROSEBURG, Ore. -- The Roseburg VA Health Care System had a surprise visit from Toneata Morgan, the current Miss Oregon USA, officials said.

On November 24, Morgan took time out of her busy schedule to stop into the Roseburg VA main campus and visit with veterans in the outpatient clinics.

During her visit, she visited their inpatient veterans who were very happy to receive a surprise guest, the VA said in a news release.

On December 18, Morgan visited the North Bend clinic to say hello to veterans and give a simple thank you for their service.

She plans on visiting both the Eugene and Brookings clinics in the future.

"The visits with our veterans was intended to be more personal and a surprise," the VA said. "Ms. Morgan has two platforms that she is running this year as she holds the title of Miss Oregon and will be running for Miss USA this coming summer. Oregon is well known for having a veteran-centric community but she wants to expand this even more for veteran awareness. She has a special connection to veterans as he father was a recipient of the Purple Heart Award. The other platform she is choosing to tackle is that of bullying and the increasing issues with our youth."

During her visits to the two sites, she asked not just how they were doing and thanking them for their service, but asked how they were being treated.

"With smiles, the veterans she spoke to all said they received great care from the VA and even mentioned some staff by name saying how wonderful they were," the VA said. "Ms. Morgan also left many of our veterans with a personalized and autographed photo for them to remember the visit. We are looking forward to her upcoming visits and welcome her with open arms."

For more images, visit the VA Roseburg Health Care Facebook page.

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