People across America take time to honor our Veterans on November 11th, a special day to salute the men and women who have bravely served our country in the military.
These fellow Americans have made profound sacrifices in defense of freedom and they deserve our heartfelt thanks and appreciation. Honoring our nation’s Veterans includes supporting them throughout their entire lives, especially at the end. Military service can leave a huge impact on those who serve. The impact may be physically present and often emotionally present. Especially for our older Veterans who served during a time when it wasn’t considered honorable to serve.
As our nation marks Veterans Day, Heart ‘n Home Hospice deepens our commitment to increasing Veterans’ access to the compassionate, high-quality care available from the nation’s hospice and palliative care providers. One of the ways we’re making this happen is through our active involvement with We Honor Veterans, an innovative program of the National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization that we created in collaboration with the Department of Veterans Affairs.
There is something else that’s important for every American to do — and that is to say, “Thank you” to our country’s Veterans. Not just on November 11 but all year long.
Ask your friends, neighbors, coworkers, and others in your community whether they have served in the military (you may be surprised how many have) — and thank those who have served for their sacrifice.
It surprises many Americans to learn that every day, 1,800 Veterans die. That’s more than 680,000 Veterans every year — or 25 percent of all the people who die in this country annually. Veterans who take advantage of their hospice benefit are able to have not only the medical care needed at the end of their life but also emotional and spiritual care. Many older Veterans were persecuted for their service so their military experiences were kept hidden inside them. Heart ‘n Home helps address a Veteran’s unique needs all while honoring them with the utmost gratitude.
If you know a Veteran who is in need of the special care hospice brings to people facing serious and life-limiting illness, please reach out and help them learn more about care options by visiting goHOSPICE.com.
To all our nation’s Veterans, thank you.