On Jan. 17, Central Arkansas Veterans Healthcare System (CAVHS) volunteers and staff placed an Avenue of Flags along the street to the center’s main entrance in preparation for the Dr. Martin Luther King Holiday Jan. 20.

One of the goals of Michael R. Dobbs, chief of voluntary services (VAVS) at CAVHS, has been to place flags at the Eugene J. Towbin VA Medical Center at North Little Rock (Ft. Roots).

Funding was acquired from several sources, including the United States Daughters of 1812 (U.S.D. 1812), which contributed in honor of veterans, according to a news release.

“Volunteers provide many important functions throughout the medical center and help make patients’ stay more enjoyable,” according to the release. “Volunteers can perform a number of services, and a volunteer’s talents are closely matched with one of our many assignments.”

To volunteer, contact VAVS at 501-257-3288.

U.S.D. 1812 contributed more than 3,800 official onsite volunteer hours in 2019. The hours do not include preparation or travel time.

U.S.D. 1812 was organized in 1908 and has been serving Arkansas since then. For details on the patriotic activities of U.S.D. 1812, contact the organization’s national chairwoman, Sheila Beatty-Krout, at beattykrout@suddenlink.net.