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Three Colts players used their day off on Tuesday to stop by the VA Medical Center and thank veterans for their service.


**Colts Commemorate Veterans Day with Hospital Visit

To celebrate Veterans Day and honor those who have served our country, Colts WR Hank Baskett, DT Eric Foster and WR Taj Smith visited the Richard L. Roudebush VA Medical Center in Indianapolis, Ind., on Tuesday, November 10. The players stopped by each of the patients' rooms to thank our wounded warriors for their service, sign autographs and provide a morale booster.

Both Baskett and Foster have family members who have served in the armed forces, so this opportunity was especially meaningful to them. Their visit proved to be the highlight of the day for many of the patients and their families, including a Pearl Harbor Survivor.

This visit was made possible in part through Celebrity Entertainment Program of the Disabled American Veterans (DAV), a non-profit organization founded in 1920 and chartered by the U.S. Congress in 1932. It is dedicated to a single purpose: building better lives for our nation's disabled veterans and their families. Through their Celebrity Entertainment Program, athletes and other celebrities donate their time to remember the men and women who sacrificed greatly in defense of liberty. For more information, visit the organization's Web site at

About Richard L. Roudebush VA Medical Center
Since 1932 the VA Medical Center has been serving veterans, providing acute inpatient medical, surgical, psychiatric, neurological, and rehabilitation care, as well as both primary and specialized outpatient services. Each year, the Center cares for more than 53,000 patients.

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