Rochelle, Ill. – Unity Hospice of Western Illinois recently partnered with Creston Community Consolidated School
District #161 to bring older and younger generations together through Unity Hospice’s Legacy Project. With an instilled belief that each generation has the power to inspire one another, Unity Hospice and Creston School used this opportunity to thank our country’s veterans in a very unique way.
Accompanied by Sergeant First Class (SFC) Lehnartz and Sergeant
(SGT) Tabor of the Army Recruiting Center in DeKalb, Ill., Unity Hospice asked 3rd through 8th grade students at Creston School to draw pictures and write letters of thanks for our country’s veterans as a part of this year’s community legacy project.
The presence of active duty soldiers and the project itself inspired and excited the students, and their expressions of gratitude helped veterans understand that their bravery and service to our country will never be forgotten.
“Older generations have wisdom to share with younger generations, while younger generations inspire their elders through their enthusiasm and respect,” stated Unity Hospice Volunteer Coordinator Jeni Hardin. “Our veterans have left us a legacy of freedom and sacrifice, and Unity Hospice’s Legacy Project is a powerful way to connect these two generations. Of the many ways Unity Hospice honors veterans on our hospice service and in the community, the children’s letters and pictures seemed to have the largest impact.”
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. With the dedication to make their patients’ 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.