Collinsville, Ill. – In recognition of Veterans Day and National Hospice & Palliative Care Month, Unity Hospice of Greater St. Louis recently held a ceremony at several health facilities in Metropolitan St. Louis to honor those who have served in the U.S. Armed Forces. Unity Hospice patients, their families and facility staff were in attendance.
From World War II to the Korean War to Vietnam, Unity Hospice celebrated veterans of each military branch and thanked them for the sacrifices they made for our country. Each veteran was presented with a personalized certificate of appreciation, an American flag and bell to ring during a moment of silence in remembrance of those killed in warfare.
Additionally, Unity Hospice also offers a complimentary Hospice for Heroes program. Through Hospice for Heroes, Unity Hospice coordinates a formal honoring ceremony for veteran patients, which includes an honoring service conducted by active duty soldiers and a formal presentation of the American flag. Unity Hospice is also an active member of the We Honor Veterans (WHV) program which is a program of the National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization and the Department of Veterans Affairs. Recently earning the WHV level three badge of completion, Unity Hospice has been better able to recognize the unique needs of our nation’s veterans through the veteran-centric education that We Honor Veterans exemplifies.
About Unity Hospice
Founded in 1992, Unity Hospice is a family owned and operated hospice and palliative care company committed to providing comprehensive care, support and education to people facing life-limiting disease. Unity Hospice offers care of the highest quality by licensed and competent staff in accordance with laws & regulations and accepted standards of practice. With the dedication to make their patients’ final days comfortable, Unity Hospice provides an interdisciplinary approach to each individual and family, in which they go above and beyond everyday to meet their needs.