Story and photos by Sue Lambie
Traditions Health Hospice held a Veterans Pinning Ceremony at Jacksonville Skilled Nursing and Rehab on Thursday, November 10. The ceremony was held to honor the Veterans that are current residents staying with them and for all they did for our great country, stating “We are the land of the free because of the brave!”
The ceremony began by reciting the Pledge of Allegiance to the American flag, followed by a prayer of gratitude and thanks. Each Veteran was then handed a framed certificate and an American flag pin along with a goodie bag. The emotional ceremony ended with the song, “America the Beautiful,” and stories from individual Veterans of their time of service, cupcakes and punch.
Thank you to all those men and women who have served our country. Your bravery does not go unnoticed!