Norwich, CT: In a special ceremony at Center for Hospice Care’s headquarters on Tuesday, January 12, 11:00 a.m., the Connecticut Chapter of Honor and Remember will award the Honor and Remember Flag in recognition of the care that Hospice provides to veterans in Eastern Connecticut.
“In presenting the Honor and Remember Flag to Center for Hospice Care, we want to recognize an organization that serves men and women who have served the nation in the armed forces,” said Kevin Gross who is Director of the Connecticut Chapter of Honor and Remember. “This recognition is for the many veterans Center for Hospice Care has cared for in the past and will care for in the future. We want veterans to know they are in good hands when they enter Center for Hospice Care.”
“One in four dying Americans is a military veteran,” said Carol L. Mahier, President and CEO of Center for Hospice Care. “Because we believe that veterans are deserving of special care, we provide our staff and volunteers specialized training, including for PTSD and pain management, and in how to encourage veterans to talk about their war-time and military experience. We find that many veterans at the end of life feel unappreciated for the service they gave to their country. Our We Honor Veterans Pinning Ceremony is our way of saying thanks to them.”
Center for Hospice Care is a participant in We Honor Veterans, a program sponsored by the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs and the National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization.
About Center for Hospice Care
Center for Hospice Care is celebrating its 30th anniversary of providing outstanding hospice and palliative care in Eastern Connecticut. As the region’s only community-based non-profit provider, Center for Hospice Care has served nearly 12,000 patients. It has also provided bereavement counseling services to thousands more family members. The organization is committed to providing a complete circle of care that optimizes quality of life for its patients and families because “every moment matters.”
About Honor and Remember
Honor and Remember was founded in 2005 to create, establish, and promote a nationally recognized flag that would fly continuously as a visible reminder to all Americans of the lives lost in defense of our national freedoms – including all military lives lost, not only in action but also in service, dating from our nation’s inception. The Honor and Remember Flag was created to inspire gratitude and respect for members of the U.S. military who have made the ultimate sacrifice. An Honor and Remember Flag is presented to families who have lost a loved one in military service.
Posted on January 06, 2016