A Veterans Day Reflection

By arhospice on November 28th, 2022

On a peculiarly normal day, so normal that I can’t remember anything else about it, I sat with my grandfather in his den. As we watched an indiscriminate television program, the announcer’s voice boldly declared, “Leaders aren’t made, they’re born!” My grandfather, who I suspected was napping as he often would while watching television, rose […]

Patriotic quilts bring comfort to veterans at the Arkansas Hospice River Valley Home

By arhospice on June 6th, 2022

Honoring veterans has always been a priority at the Arkansas Hospice River Valley Home in Russellville, but, recently, an extra touch has helped bring comfort to the facility’s veteran patients during their final days. As part of the inpatient center’s homelike setting, every patient gets a small quilt or blanket lovingly sewn by volunteers. The […]

Salute to a special volunteer

By arhospice on March 23rd, 2021

For more than two decades, Bill Waters served our country as a C-130 loadmaster. Now, as an Arkansas Hospice volunteer, he brings honor and recognition to his fellow veterans during their final days. Bill originally trained as an Arkansas Hospice volunteer in 2003 and often provided caregivers with greatly needed breaks. In 2006, he had […]

Veterans Day 2020 Honors

By arhospice on November 6th, 2020

Despite the COVID-19 pandemic and social distancing, Arkansas Hospice’s “Committed to Veterans” program continues to honor those who have served our nation. In the week leading up to Veterans Day, Arkansas Hospice’s “Journey Van” will be canvasing the state in a series of socially distant ceremonies, along with other events to honor and remember those […]

Organizations unite and find a way to honor the fallen

By arhospice on May 14th, 2020

Despite the Coronavirus and social distancing, organizations whose missions include honoring the memory and meeting the unique needs of our veteran and first responder populations realized they still needed to find a way to honor the fallen this Memorial Day week. In response, appearances suitable for sharing on social and traditional media were held to […]

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