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‘Helping Hands’ to honor veterans

‘Helping Hands’ to honor veterans

REGION – Hospice of Helping Hands will once again host their free ‘We Honor Veterans’ Celebration Services and Pinning Ceremonies across the seven-county service area of Arenac, Crawford, Gladwin, Iosco, Ogemaw, Oscoda, and Roscommon, as well as the Saginaw VA Hospital.

Nov. 1-17 there are at least 23 celebration services to honor local veterans from Army, Navy, Marines, Airforce, National Guard, and Coast Guard. Each celebration is free and includes music, a patriotic pinning ceremony, refreshments, and is assisted by local VFW and American Legion groups. All veterans of all military groups and of all ages are encouraged to participate in one of the services at area Council on Aging/Senior Centers, where the general public is also welcome and encouraged to attend to show their support of our nation’ heroes.

The ‘We Honor Veterans’ celebration services were started as an extension of your non-profit Hospice of Helping Hands’ involvement with the We Honor Veterans program – a pioneering campaign developed by the National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization in collaboration with the Department of Veterans Affairs.

Our Vietnam veterans will be specially recognized with unique commemoration pins and Certificates of Honor during the We Honor Veterans pinning and celebration ceremonies. We will also add to the recognition in 2017 by including:

  • Former, living American military POWs from the Vietnam War, as listed by the Dept. of Defense
  • Immediate family members (parents, spouse, siblings, and children) of American military personnel listed as missing and unaccounted for from the Vietnam War by the Dept. of Defense
  • Immediate family members (parents, spouse, siblings, and children) of a veteran who is listed on the Vietnam Veterans Memorial in Washington, D.C., and who is not listed as missing or unaccounted for by the Department of Defense
  • Surviving spouse, at the time of death, of a veteran who served on active duty in the U.S. Armed Forces at any time from November 1, 1955 – May 15, 1975, regardless of location of service.

Hospice of Helping Hands also thanks partners Northland Area Federal Credit Union and Leelin Home Health Care who are providing special gifts for our Veterans during these events. To learn more about the We Honor Veterans program or any of the upcoming free November events, call 800-992-6592 visit www.hospiceofhelpinghands.com.

Current Confirmed Public Schedule:

Grayling Brook, Crawford County, 503 Rose Street, Grayling
Thursday, 11/9/17, 2 p.m.

Roscommon Senior Center, 510 South St., Roscommon
Wednesday, 11/01/17 10:30 a.m.

Gladwin Council on Aging – Antler Senior Center, 215 Antler, Gladwin
Thursday 11/02/17 10:30 a.m.

Houghton Lake Senior Center, 2625 S. Townline Rd.,Houghton Lake Monday, 11/06/17 10:30 a.m.

Ogemaw County Commission on Aging 1528 S M 33 West Branch
Tuesday, 11/07/17 11: a.m.


West Branch Regional Medical Center, S. M-30, West Branch
Thursday, 11/16/17, 9 a.m.


St. Helen Senior Center, 10493 E. Airport Rd, St. Helen
Wednesday, 11/08/17 10 a.m.

Oscoda County Council on Aging (Mio), 429 N. Mt Tom Rd. (M-33), Mio Thursday,11/09/17 11 a.m.

Tawas Senior Citizens Center, 312 Newman St., East Tawas
Monday, 11/13/17 1 p.m.

Sunrise Side Senior Center, 131 S. Clyde St., Omer
Tuesday, 11/14/17 10 a.m.

Iosco County Commission on Aging – Hale Senior Center
310 N Washington, Hale
Friday, 11/17/17 10 a.m.


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