August 1, 2015

Unity Hospice Honors Local U.S. Army Veteran

Rochelle, Ill. – Unity Hospice of Western Illinois recently held a honoring ceremony for U.S. Army Veteran Michael Knapp through their ‘Hospice for Heroes’ recognition program. A current resident of Sauk Valley Senior Living & Rehabilitation, Knapp was joined by his wife, Monika, along with their children and grandchildren.iStock_Veteran

Now a proud veteran, Knapp previously served as a member of the tank crew during the Cold War. His duty and service was acknowledged by three U.S. Army soldiers who formally thanked him and presented him with the American flag. Though Knapp was discharged from hospice care as his health has improved, Unity Hospice still wanted to provide this experience for him and his family

“Our veterans have left us a legacy of freedom, sacrifice and a love for our country,” stated Administrator Carla Humphreys. “For that, we owe them a great debt to thank them in the most genuine and dignified way. It’s an honor for us to honor them.”

About Unity’s Hospice for Heroes Program
Unity Hospice is fulfilling its mission to care for our veterans with the dignity they deserve during the last part of their lives. They recognize the unique needs of veterans and accompany them toward comfort and a more peaceful ending. For more information, click here.

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 a life-limiting illness, those who care for them and the community. 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.

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