June 16, 2016

Unity Hospice’s Veterans History Project Outreach Program Lets Your Voice Be Heard

Veterans History Project, Hospice, Veterans, CongressEach summer between Memorial Day and Veterans Day, Unity Hospice invites veterans in their service areas of Illinois, Indiana Missouri to share stories of military service through video-recorded interviews for inclusion in the U.S. Library of Congress’ nationally-recognized Veterans History Project. One of the world’s most respected research and cultural institutions, the Library of Congress preserves these stories in the library and online so future generations can better understand American history and the realities of war.

Interviews will be conducted at the following Unity Hospice locations:
Chicagoland – 600 W. Cermak Rd., Suite 3D, Chicago, IL 60616
Corporate Office (Skokie, Ill.) – 4101 Main Street, Skokie, IL 60076
Greater St. Louis – 1604 Eastport Plaza Drive, Collinsville, IL 62234
GSL – 6406 Wise Ave., St. Louis, MO 63139
Northwest Indiana – 8407 Virginia Street, Merrillville, IN 46410
Western Illinois – 1201 S. 7th Street, Rochelle, IL 61068

If you are a veteran, or you know a veteran who might be interested in sharing their story of military service, please contact Unity Hospice Director of Program Development Brenda McGarvey at (618) 954-6114 or volunteers@unityhospice.com to schedule an interview. The Library of Congress accepts all interviews, regardless of wartime service or combat experience. To learn more about the Veterans History Project, visit their website at http://www.loc.gov/vets/.

“I encourage veterans to take the opportunity to record their story of military service for the Veterans History Project through this outreach program of Unity Hospice,” states Veterans History Project Director Bob Patrick. “They will be performing another patriotic act by ensuring the account of their service and sacrifice will be preserved for the nation at the Library of Congress to instruct and inspire future generations. Congratulations to Unity Hospice for their efforts to also insure these accounts will become a valued treasure for veterans’ families.”

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’ 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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