published: Monday, October 14, 2013
Good Shepherd Hospice to honor veterans with ceremony, pins
Special to the News-Sun
SEBRING - The staff and volunteers at Good Shepherd Hospice invite the community to a Veterans Day ceremony to honor hospice patients who have served in the United States armed forces. The event will be held on Monday, Nov. 11 at 8 a.m. outside the Bud and Donna Somers Hospice House, 1110 Hammock Road.
The event is free and open to the public.
The ceremony will commence with the raising of the American flag by cadets with the Sebring High School Jr. ROTC. Highlands County Sheriff Susan Benton will lead the Pledge of Allegiance, Good Shepherd Hospice Chief Clinical Officer Becky McIntyre will sing the national anthem and Good Shepherd Hospice Chaplain Cecil Kent will lead the benediction. Assistant Veterans Service Officer Carol West will welcome guests and provide brief remarks.
The event moves indoors for breakfast and honor pinning ceremonies for Good Shepherd Hospice patients who are also service veterans.
"It is a high privilege for Good Shepherd Hospice to recognize the men and woman who have served our country at this stage of their lives," said McIntyre. "They have made great sacrifices in order to protect our freedoms, and this ceremony is just a small way to say, 'thank you for your service.'"
Good Shepherd Hospice staff and volunteers will also perform honor pinnings that day in the homes of patients who are unable to attend the public ceremony.
Call 402-1066 for more information about the Good Shepherd Hospice Veterans Day Ceremony.
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