Invited were all service men and women to join in a celebratory pinning and recognition. Community members were invited as well and Avon Mayor Bryan Jensen and Avon Police were also in attendance. A delicious brunch and refreshments were served and a moving veterans tribute was broadcast courtesy of Hospice of the Western Reserve. Color Guard was patriotically presented by Boy Scout Troop 287.
“Hospice of the Western Reserve understands that military service colors individuals’ lives, especially when facing a serious or terminal illness,” said Nate Gradisher, Provider Relations Manager, Hospice of the Western Reserve.
“We are honored to be part of the lives of those who have served our nation through our ‘Peaceful and Proud’ program, pairing specially trained staff and veteran volunteers with veteran patients and their families. We seek to recognize and honor the service of our veterans through community and individual veteran recognition ceremonies, to honor those who have served and welcome them home.”