A special thank you to United States Coast Guard Seaman David Casale-Chenel. He presented each veteran with a certificate tailored to their branch of service. Two veterans shared “What Being a Veteran” means to them. First to speak was Vietnam Veteran Army Captain Alan Monnier, who lead a Brigade of 300-500 Soldiers. He served for 22 years. Next up was Army Specialist Mark Casella who served during the Conflict in Beirut from 1980-1983 and also had a hardship tour in Korea.
There was also recognitions, pinning’s, and memorials. Through the “We Honor Veterans” program, AccentCare is able to train staff and volunteers on how to identify and acknowledge all veterans in our communities, regardless of whether they are on AccentCare’s service. The ceremony was led by Hospice Care Consultant, Andie Mackey. She read “Veteran Thoughts for Today” and shared a special blessing.
AccentCare seeks to honor life and provide comfort care. “Many people think hospice is just about death, but it is so much more. It’s about living the best life one possibly can with the assistance of a medical team, as well as supportive care, which consists of clinical chaplains, Board Certified Music Therapists, clinical social workers, and volunteers specially trained in hospice,” stated Andie. AccentCare is the leading employer of music therapists nationwide.