Charles Wilson VA Clinic celebrates ribbon cutting ceremony

LUFKIN, TX (KTRE) - The Charles Wilson VA Outpatient Clinic had quite a crowd Friday morning.

Veterans applauded as Charlie Wilson did the honors of cutting the ribbon. The clinic's proximity allows veterans access to medical treatment. Before, many veterans had to to drive to Houston to seek care. The clinic has been open for a few weeks now and so far it's been a huge success.

"When they come to this clinic, it's bright, it's open, it's new, it's shiny and it makes them feel wonderful and they've expressed that to us on many occassions," said Dr. Anthony Zollo. "That's the best part."

Dr. Zollo said it was hard work opening the clinic, but the veterans' reactions make it worth it.

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