As Memorial Day approaches, HCAOA is sharing different ways members have honored veterans in their local communities. Several years ago HCAOA member Kelly Chambers, owner of Visiting Angels - Tacoma, did a presentation about her involvement with Honor Flight - the non-profit organization that takes veterans to see the Washington, D.C. memorials. HCAOA member Gail Lohmann, owner of Visiting Angels - Gold Country, learned about this opportunity and sought to create a similar event - naming it the Mission to Honor Veterans.
The event included 40 veteran “Honorees” who were accompanied throughout the day by 40 younger "Guardian" veterans and on the day of the event each attendee arrived in the morning to a cheering crowd waving flags and holding signs.
Gail said, “The connections formed in our community through this event are immeasurable. We made inroads with referral sources that were nonexistent before. Additionally, in our community we are now seen as a champion for veterans and as a leader in veterans care.”
You can read the full detailed story about the Mission to Honor Veterans and check out more pictures from the event, here.
How do you honor veterans in your community? Share with HCAOA at firstname.lastname@example.org. We would love the opportunity to share your stories with the HCAOA community as we honor the upcoming Memorial Day holiday.