Ground broken for new veteran’s facility in Beckley

A group of veterans, local leaders, and Governor Justice broke ground on a new, state of the art nursing facility, named in honor of a veteran and local hero.

“I want you right now to see the Charles Calvin Rogers nursing home that is going to be right on this place right here and is going to be doing so much good for so many that deserve it so much,” Justice said as the facility’s sign was revealed.

Charles Calvin Rogers was born in Claremont in Fayette County, and was awarded the Medal of Honor for his service during the Vietnam War. He finished his military career at the rank of Major General and died in 1990.

The new facility follows a small home design and will house 120 veterans. Each person will get their own residence, and the layout will simulate a full neighborhood.

The facility will provide top-of-the-line care, and there will be a dedicated Alzheimer’s and dementia wing.

According to Justice, naming the facility after Rogers and putting it in southern West Virginia was a no-brainer.

“I don’t know that it can ever do justice to the great people that we’re talking about. And this incredible gentleman that was honored here today in a Charles Calvin Rogers has an incredible story,” Justice said. “So many folks from southern West Virginia have been involved in the military and in countless ways. And so this facility is long, long, long overdue. Many people pulled the rope, but honest to goodness, this one I wanted really bad. So I’m really glad.”

Justice did not give a timeline for the project’s completion but said he prioritizes getting it done as soon as possible.

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