This year, Crittenton Home Care celebrated Veteran’s Day be honoring veterans of the armed forces in the United States with an event held at Crittenton Hospital Medical Center.
Veteran's lined the lobby to receive medals of recognition for their service in the military.
Special thank you this year to those who participated in our celebration. The Traveling Michigan Veteran’s Wall once again set up their display in the lobby of the hospital allowing visitors to view the names and photos of many Vietnam Veterans from Michigan. Our event partners, American House brought the documentary film “From the Bridges of Normandy” to be screened by guests.
The American House Choir was a highlight of the day as more than 40 performers lined the front lobby windows to perform American classics and military songs. Another special thanks goes out to Waterhouse Photography for being on hand to photograph men and women as they received their medals of honor from special presenter Joe Salvia.
We were honored to hear words from Dr. Frank Sottile, Interim President and Chief of Medicine of Crittenton Hospital Medical Center as part of the day’s presentation. Dr. Sottile shared his own experience as a physician in the military.
We also had the privilege of taking medals of recognition to several veterans who are currently patients at the hospital. One family was so grateful to see the veteran’s celebration in the lobby that they requested our team of volunteers and soldiers visit their 96-year-old grandfather who had recently been admitted. Hearing his stories of serving more than 36 years in the military and seeing a solute as he received his medal brought tears to every visitor’s eyes. Our Home Care Nurses will be visiting him shortly once he is recovering in the comfort of home!
The role of the brave men and women who serve in the military is an important one, and it’s one that warrants appreciation and celebration. Veterans Day, which is observed each November, honors all military veterans. This Veteran’s Day, remember to thank those who have protected our freedom and laid the firm foundation for our country.
Offer your thanks. Serving in the military can feel like a thankless job, as those who have not served might not be aware of the risks men and women in the military take and the sacrifices they must make to protect our country and help the less fortunate across the globe. As a result, something as simple as saying “Thank you” to a current service member or military veteran can go a long way. Veterans know they don’t serve in vain, but it’s still a great idea to let them know how much you appreciate their efforts and sacrifices.
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