Honoring Veterans at End of Life Archives - Heart 'n Home Hospice & Palliative Care, LLC

Military Appreciation Month

“I was raised to recognize that our freedoms do not come without a price, but from all the sacrifices of brave men and women and their families. That is why I’ve made it my duty to support and honor our Veteran employees and provide Veteran-centric care to patients and their families. ‘Thank you’ is just not enough.” Cindy Lee, RN, CHPN, CHPCA, CEO/Owner of Heart ‘n Home.

WWII Veteran Tours Idaho Air National Guard Base

WWII-Veteran-Tours-Idaho-National-GuardLooking back over the last one and a half years, my life has been so enriched by meeting and serving a humble and honorable WWII veteran, Gordon Lee. He was one of the first patient assignments I was given as a Heart ‘n Home Volunteer. I met him shortly after his wife passed away. He was so gracious to me, even though he was going through the pain and grieving his loss. We hit it off quickly, as we found out about each others military connections. I remember thinking what an honor it was to serve this man who sacrificed for our country. As the months went by, I learned more about his service. He shared his story with me, and a written version of it as well. I was so amazed at his humbleness in all that he had sacrificed and given.