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Honoring Our Veterans

Honoring Our Veterans

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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.

Pinning Ceremonies

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.  

Here, we would like to share some of the pinning ceremonies we have celebrated in honor of the incredible Veterans and their families who have welcomed us into their homes.


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!

photo collage of Veteran Al receiving his pin, saluting, and posing with his wife, care team, and dog


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.

photo collage of Veteran Richard posing with his twin daughters and receiving his pin


Larry was in the Air Force for four years where he served as a line cook! It was Larry’s cooking that provided nourishment to so many, keeping them strong and able. It was also during his military time that he met his wife! His hobbies include camping and fishing!


Don is a proud United States Army Veteran! He was drafted in 1959 and was stationed in Fort Sill, OK for two years.

Our Honor

It is our honor to provide care for 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.

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