We were honored and privileged to celebrate the lives of Veterans as part of Veterans Day. We recognized and honored their contributions to our nation through Veteran recognition ceremonies as part of our American Pride® Veteran Care by Ohio’s Hospice program.
Through this program, we honor the service of Veteran patients, assuring them of receiving the highest quality of care. In addition to celebrating and thanking Veterans for their service, we assist patients in obtaining access to all the benefits to which Veterans are eligible. This program also provides spiritual support and addresses individual post-traumatic stress issues.
Read below to learn more about how we celebrated and thanked Veterans throughout Ohio as part of Veterans Day.
Community Care Hospice
Community Care Hospice participated in Veterans Appreciation Night hosted by the Highland County Veterans Service Office on Nov. 10 at Hi-Tech Center in Hillsboro. More than 200 Veterans attended the event. Our team talked with Veterans and gave them information about our American Pride® Veteran Care by Ohio’s Hospice program. Our Veteran volunteers also delivered patriotic balloons to our Veteran patients.
Ohio’s Community Mercy Hospice
Ohio’s Community Mercy Hospice participated in the Oakwood Village Veterans Day Ceremony on Nov. 11 at Aventura at Oakwood Village in Springfield. The event honored residents, staff and families of Veterans for their service to our nation and recognized the sacrifices they made for our freedom. Our Veteran volunteers recognized the Oakwood Village Veterans through a Veteran recognition ceremony. The event also included the Clark County Marine Corp League Detachment 963 Honor Ceremony, led by our Veteran volunteer, Dan Shroyer. In addition, the event featured the Presentation of the Colors, Soldiers Cross Moment of Silence, 21-Gun Salute, and a bugler playing “Taps.” One of our volunteers, Maxine Shroyer, gave a patriotic pillow to each Veteran at the end of the ceremony. The pillows are made by The Charity Guild at Grace Evangelical Lutheran Church in Springfield and our volunteers.
Ohio’s Hospice at United Church Homes
One of our Veteran volunteers honored and recognized Veterans at The Trinity Community at Beavercreek as part of our American Pride® Veteran Care by Ohio’s Hospice program. Two of our volunteer coordinators also helped serve the meal to the Veterans. Sixth graders from Morton Middle School in Vandalia wrote and illustrated thank-you cards for the Veterans.
Ohio’s Hospice LifeCare
Ohio’s Hospice Lifecare held Veteran recognition ceremonies at various assisted living and extended care facilities. Our Veteran volunteers presented pins and certificates to Veterans at each of the participating facilities. Other members of Volunteer Services provided support and music.
Ohio’s Hospice of Central Ohio
Staff and volunteers from Ohio’s Hospice of Central Ohio held Veteran recognition ceremonies on Nov. 11 for Veterans at local assisted living facilities, including Altercare of Thornville, The Oaks at Bethesda, and Randall Residence of Newark. The team included Veteran volunteers Mike Havens, Joe Machado and Martin Stires in addition to Pam Scanlon, volunteer coordinator, Brian Humphreys, chaplain.
Ohio’s Hospice of Dayton
Ohio’s Hospice of Dayton held a luncheon for volunteers who are Veterans on Nov. 7, thanking them for their service and expressing appreciation for all they do for our patients who are Veterans and their families. Patrick Cook, hospice and palliative care coordinator for the Dayton VA Medical Center, was the featured speaker at the event. Veteran volunteers and volunteer coordinators from Ohio’s Hospice of Dayton attended Veteran recognition events at Sycamore Glen, The Laurels of Kettering, and Otterbein Springboro. Through Veteran recognition ceremonies as part of our American Pride® Veteran Care by Ohio’s Hospice program, they presented a certificate of appreciation and a flag pin for each Veteran.
Ohio’s Hospice of Miami County
Veteran volunteers at Ohio’s Hospice of Miami County conducted Veteran recognition ceremonies at Ayden Healthcare in Piqua, Koester Pavilion in Troy, and Piqua Manor. Jaime Brown, community liaison, and Beth Shrake, Volunteer Services coordinator, worked together to coordinate these events with the facilities’ activity directors. In addition, Ohio’s Hospice of Miami County volunteers delivered bags containing red, white and blue blankets with balloons attached to each of our Veteran patients.
We’re honored and privileged to celebrate the lives of Veterans and honor their contributions through participation in Veteran recognition ceremonies and special observances such as Veterans Day. Thanks to all of our volunteers and staff for their support of our Veterans and our mission!