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Strengthens Bonds Overseas


pon arrival in the Republic of China (Taiwan) February 20, National President

Leanne Lemley and National Chief of Staff Kathy Schreiber were greeted by Director Nick Chang, Overseas Liaison Department, Veterans Affairs Commission (VAC) and his Deputy Director Leo Yi-Chung. During her visit to Taipei Veterans General Hospital Superintendent Dr. Fang-Yue Lin welcomed the National President and briefed her about the facility. Lemley toured the hospital, including the Geriatrics & Gerontology Department’s patient rooms, treatment rooms and rehabilitation rooms. At the Veterans Affairs Commission Headquarters, the National President was presented with the Medal of Honor with Cravat and a citation from the Veterans Affairs Commission, ROC, Taiwan, by Minister Jing-Ling Tseng. Following was one of the trip’s highlights: a traditional 10-course Chinese meal with Minister and Mrs. Tseng, Deputy Secretary General


“Hans” Song, Director Nick Chang, Chief Daid Tsai, Dr. L.J. Lamb and Elizabeth Lamb, Ph.D.

At the Changhua Domiciliary Center

in Taiching, the National President’s tour included the residence hall for veterans, long-term care facility, health care and rehabilitation center. Next stop the Changhua Veterans Service Department, Changhua City, to learn about how the Veterans Service Departments of Taiwan assist veterans through employment opportunities, scholarships and subsidies for children of indigent veterans as well as assisting families of deceased veterans. The Chung Tai Chan Monastery

in Puli Town, Natou County, held the Hall of the Four Heavenly Kings and the Great Enlightenment Hall. From that site, a survey of the surrounding countryside was beautiful. High in the mountains of Nantou

County, the view was even more spectacular from the vantage point of the Veterans Affairs Commission’s

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