The Sioux Falls VA Medical Center hosted its first-ever baby shower for area women veterans. Twenty-four new and expecting parents enjoyed dinner and the opportunity to network with their fellow veteran parents and parents-to-be.
Many of the items the families will take home were donated by local and national companies.
"It's to honor veterans, especially those who are expecting babies. They're a growing VA family and we want them to know they're just as important as everyone else," Sioux Falls VA Women Veterans Program Manager Brenda Fredericks said.
Sioux Falls is one of 60 sites across the country to participate in this nationwide shower. Two million of America's veterans are women.