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Chicago Bears Players Visit Hospitalized Veterans
Date:11/10/2008

CHICAGO, Nov. 10 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Players for the NFL's Chicago Bears will visit hospitalized veterans on Veterans Day Tuesday, Nov. 11, at the North Chicago VA medical center, as part of the Disabled American Veterans (DAV) Celebrity Entertainment Program.

Bears fullback Jason McKie and running back Adrian Peterson are scheduled to visit the hospital at 1:30 p.m., to honor veterans for serving our nation by signing autographs, presenting patients with souvenirs and helping brighten the day for those who have sacrificed so much for the cause of freedom.

The visit by Bears players the North Chicago VA medical center, 3001 Green Bay Road, North Chicago, Ill., is part of the team's observance of Veterans Day. The Chicago Bears join other NFL teams, Major and Minor League Baseball players, NASCAR drivers, country music stars and others participating in the DAV Celebrity Entertainment program.

"We are proud the Chicago Bears are part of our Celebrity Entertainment Program," said DAV National Commander Raymond E. Dempsey of Des Plaines, Ill. "I know that their visit to the North Chicago VA medical center will bring a great deal of joy to the men and women veterans being treated there. Many of these wonderful veterans rarely get visitors. They have sacrificed a great deal to defend our nation's liberty, and they should get the respect and care they deserve."

The 1.2 million-member Disabled American Veterans, a non-profit organization founded in 1920 and chartered by the U.S. Congress in 1932, represents this nation's wartime disabled veterans. It is dedicated to a single purpose: building better lives for our nation's disabled veterans and their families. For more information, visit the organization's Web site at http://www.dav.org.


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