We Honor Veterans Program
Hospice of the Midwest is a proud partner of the We Honor Veterans Program (WHV), a collaboration of the National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization and the Department of Veterans Affairs. Through this program, we have the honor and privilege of providing end-of-life care for those who have served our country. Our staff is dedicated to accommodating the specific needs veterans on our service may face.
One of the ways we recognize veterans is through pinning ceremonies. These ceremonies are meant to acknowledge the military service and sacrifices made by the veteran and his/her family. It also provides an opportunity for the veteran to share his or her story of service.
Last week, we had the honor of celebrating several pinning ceremonies. And today, we want to share a couple of them with you.
Our first veteran is Al.
At Al’s pinning ceremony, he shared with us his experiences while being in the Marines. And he and his wife, Lisa, joined his care team for a group photo!
Next is Richard.
Richard shared stories with us about his time in the Navy, as well as about his honor flight that he was able to take a couple years ago! Richard was joined by his twin daughters, Karen and Sharon.
It Is Our Honor
It is our honor to provide care for Al, Richard, and each and every one of the veterans on our service. We thank you for your service to our country, and we are humbled by the opportunity to serve you.