Trace Adkins poses in the press room during ACM Lifting Lives Presents: Borderline Strong Concert at Thousand Oaks Civic Arts Plaza on February 11, 2019, in Thousand Oaks, California.
Photo: Rich Polk/Getty Image
Photo: Rich Polk/Getty Image

Trace Adkins makes surprise visit to VA medical center, wishes veteran a happy 106th birthday

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According to WDVM-TV, Adkins visited the Martinsburg VA Medical Center, where he spoke with veterans and even wished one a happy 106th birthday.

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"Known for his patriotic songs and non-profit work with Veterans organizations, Mr. Adkins spent time with our Veterans in the Domiciliary and Community Living Center and signed a birthday card for Mr. Clark, who just turned 106," the center captioned a now-viral Facebook post that featured several photos from the event. "Thank you to Trace Adkins and his team for coordinating this amazing visit. We appreciate you taking the time to visit Veterans at the Martinsburg VA Medical Center!"

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Today our Veterans were treated to a surprise visit from country music star Trace Adkins. Known for his patriotic songs...

Posted by Martinsburg VA Medical Center on Saturday, June 22, 2019

Adkins, who was in town for a concert later that evening, told WDVM that working with veterans is "the most rewarding thing" he's done.

"I just love rubbing shoulders with heroes," he said.

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