Every November 11, Americans celebrate Veterans Day to honor the men and women who have given the ultimate sacrifice and served in the U.S. Armed Forces. These fearless and selfless heroes, as well as their spouses, siblings, parents, and friends, reside in many of our LCB Senior Living communities. While each community pays tribute to its veterans in different ways on November 11, the sentiment is overarching at each—making sure that
veteran residents feel appreciated, celebrated, and that their efforts are far from forgotten.
Here’s a look at how a couple of our LCB Senior Living communities are celebrating Veterans Day this year.
The Residence at Cherry Hill, Cherry Hill, N.J.
The Residence at Cherry Hill is an inclusive community where the residents appreciate any opportunity to celebrate one another, especially on Veterans Day. In an effort to connect people and lift one another up, the community will host a service and flag-raising ceremony. The program will include patriotic music, featuring the service songs for each branch of service, and will recognize all veteran residents and loved ones. Sweet treats will be provided to attendees, courtesy of the Baking Club at Cherry Hill. A brunch will also be held for veterans, including a made-to-order omelet station and buffet.
There are roughly 12 veterans who reside at Cherry Hill, including 99-year-old World War II veteran, Stu Allen, who was recently presented with the U.S. Marine Corps Lifetime Achievement Award.
The Residence at Five Corners, Easton, MA.
To recognize and thank resident veterans who fought for our freedom, The Residence at Five Corners will host a ceremony led by its Bristol Hospice Chaplain. Service pins and certificates will be handed out to veterans to thank them for their service, and following the ceremony, there will be a reception with cake and coffee. Veterans will also be hosted at the restaurant for a celebratory lunch.
There are currently 17 veterans and two spouses of servicemen who are part of the Five Corners community. While newer to the Five Corners community, U.S. Marine veteran, Eric Brown, plays an active role in the community and has already forged a tight-knit friendship with the other veteran residents. The strong camaraderie amongst the men can be felt as they swap stories daily over lunch.
If you’re looking to get involved this Veterans Day, here are some ways to show your appreciation for the veterans in your life and across your community.