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Spokane veterans continue to serve the community

Disabled vets were up early Sunday morning planting tulips that bloom each spring

SPOKANE, Wash. — It’s an annual tradition that brings Veterans Day in at the VA medical center. The Inland Northwest Disabled Veterans Sports Association leads the charge and they plant over 350 tulip bulbs to beautify the area.

“We try to get people out of the house that have PTSD and different disabilities,” INDVSA Organizer Fred Margiotta said.

That’s important to vets like Magiotta because he knows how crucial human interaction is after an accident.

“If you would have known me 10 years ago, I was more of a shut-in person. I would not get out of the house.”

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The vets had a helping hand from a few people near and dear to them. Family and friends getting holes dug and popping into the ground tulips that will sprout into all types of colors.

When this particular group of vets isn’t servicing the community, they’re busy sponsoring disabled vets through sled hockey teams and other sports they can travel and participate in.

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