It’s Never Too Late to Thank a Veteran, Even at the End of Life
Americans across the country celebrate
Veterans Day on November 11, a special day to
salute the men and women who have bravely
served our country in the military.
These fellow Americans have made sacrifices
in defense of freedom, and they deserve our
heartfelt thanks and appreciation. Honoring
our nation’s Veterans includes supporting them
throughout their entire lives, especially at the end.
Caring Circle is committed to meeting the
unique needs of Veteran patients, paying tribute
to those who have served, and advocating for
the needs of our local Veterans. One of the
ways we’re making this happen is through our
active involvement with We Honor Veterans, an
innovative program of the National Hospice and
Palliative Care Organization (NHPCO) that was
created in collaboration with the Department of
What can you do to make a difference?
A simple, heartfelt, “thank you” can go a long
way, especially to our Veteran population. Ask
your friends, neighbors, coworkers, and others
in your community whether they have served in
the military (you may be surprised how many
have)—and thank those who have served for
It may come as a surprise to learn that every
day, 1,800 Veterans die. That’s more than
680,000 Veterans every year–or 25 percent of
all the people who die in this country annually.
If you know a Veteran who is in need of the
special care hospice brings to people facing
serious and life-limiting illness, please reach
out and help them learn more about care
options by visiting caring-circle.org or calling
To all our nation’s Veterans, thank you.
It’s Never Too Late to Thank a Veteran,
Even at the End of Life
For the second year in a row, local Vietnam Veteran
hospice patients were celebrated and recognized with
a Welcome Home Vietnam Veterans ceremony in March.
Their families, Caring Circle hospice team members,
volunteers and staff all gathered at their homes.
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