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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 Veterans Affairs.

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 their sacrifice.

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 269.429.7100.

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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