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 who have served.
With one of every four dying Americans being a veteran, Veterans Day is increasingly important each year in its meaningfulness as a time to remember our heroes. This includes not only veterans, but their spouses and our first responders. This year, there will be a reduced number of traditional ceremonies and gatherings that honor the memory and raise awareness of the needs of veterans and first responders. However, as the state’s largest, non-profit provider of hospice services, Arkansas Hospice will continue to recognize our veterans with these events while also practicing social distancing.
Monday, November 9th, 10:00 A.M. in Fayetteville
Veterans Day Presentation
Arkansas State Veterans Home at Fayetteville 1179 N. College Ave. Fayetteville, AR 72703
Arkansas Hospice will be presenting Veterans Day packages to 74 residents outside the facility on the top level of the southeast corner parking lot at the corner of E. North St and N. College Ave.
Buster McCall – Administrator (Arkansas State Veterans Home at Fayetteville) will be accepting Arkansas Hospice Honored Veteran pins and certificates on behalf of residents while observing social distancing guidelines.l distancing guidelines.
Tuesday, November 10th, 10:00 A.M. in North Little Rock
Veterans Day Presentation
Arkansas Hospice 14 Parkstone Circle, North Little Rock, AR 72116
Arkansas Hospice will be remotely presenting Veterans Day packages to 93 residents from the Arkansas Hospice administration building parking lot.
David Barker – Administrator (Arkansas State Veterans Home at North Little Rock) will be accepting Arkansas Hospice Honored Veteran pins and certificates certificates on behalf of residents while observing social distancing guidelines.
Wednesday, November 11th, 2:00 P.M. in Hot Springs Village
Veterans Day Pinning Ceremony at Cedar Lodge
Cedar Lodge 121 Cortez Road Hot Springs Village, AR 71909
Arkansas Hospice will be conducting a live pinning ceremony from outside the facility to honor its 64 residents who have served.
Arkansas Hospice Honored Veteran pins and certificates will be accepted by a representative on behalf of Cedar Lodge while observing social distancing guidelines.
David Edwards, Director of Communications
About Arkansas Hospice
Celebrating more than 28 years of service, Arkansas Hospice’s mission is to enhance the quality of life for those facing serious illness and loss by surrounding them with love and embracing them with the best in physical, emotional and spiritual care. The hospice care provider is the recipient of numerous local, state and national awards, as well as numerous other awards for quality of care, including Hospice Honors Elite from HEALTHCAREfirst, as well as the only hospice in Arkansas to be certified by the Arkansas Department of Veterans Affairs for nonprofit service to Arkansas’ veteran population. For more information, visit https://www.arkansashospice.org
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