Crittenton Home Care and American House Senior Living Communities celebrate Veterans Day with the Third Annual Veteran’s Day Tribute at Crittenton Hospital Medical Center on November 7
honoring local veterans. All veterans in attendance will be recognized and honored at 11 a.m. with a medal and pinning ceremony, lead by Brian
Bobek, president of Vietnam Veterans of America Chapter 154.
The Michigan Vietnam Veteran’s Traveling Memorial will be a main feature in the hospital’s main lobby from 9:30 a.m.-6:30 p.m. at 1101 W. University in Rochester Hills. The memorial, which has been displayed
by the Vietnam Veterans of America Chapter 154 since 2005, is a visual reminder of the 2,654 Michigan Vietnam veterans who gave their lives during the conflict. The Color Guard from Chapter 154 will also present
the colors of the U.S. Army, Marine Corps, Navy, Air Force and Coast Guard during the medal presentation.
The American House Traveling Choir, made up of American House residents and veterans alike, will perform their repertoire of patriotic staples. The Choir has been performing songs throughout the community
since Independence Day in 2012.
“Honoring our local veterans for their service is a privilege,” said Jeff Rector, American House director of Veteran’s Affairs and a 40-year veteran himself (United States Army, Master Sergeant, Retired). “Without their sacrifice, we wouldn’t have the freedoms we observe today.”
To help support current members of the military, cell phone donations for CellPhonesForSoldiers.com will be accepted throughout the day in the Crittenton lobby.
New this year, Color Guard members, captains and sergeants will honor veterans throughout the hospital by touring each floor to present medals to staff, physicians and patients. The community is asked to call
Crittenton Home Care to register for in-patient medal presentations in order to coordinate with the hospital accordingly prior to the event.
“We are privileged to partner with American House and Crittenton Hospital Medical Center once again to honor our local veterans,” said Andrea Walker, Crittenton Home Care community relations coordinator.
“These men and women continue to amaze us with their bravery and dedication to our country. This event is a just small token of thanks for their service.”
The Michigan Vietnam Veterans Traveling Memorial Wall will also be on display at the Auburn Hills Community Center on October 12, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., located at 1827 N. Squirrel Road in Auburn Hills. The
Auburn Hills Community Center will also hold screenings of the documentaries “From the Beaches of Normandy to the Jungles of Vietnam” and “You Are Not Forgotten: A Tribute to Vietnam Veterans.”
Members of the public are encouraged to stop by throughout the day.For directions or to RSVP, please contact American House Elmwood at 248-852-1980 or Crittenton Home Care at 248-656-6757.
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