World War II veteran of Garden Grove is honored at a celebration of life party at his church in Westminster.
The "We Honor Vets" program is designed to meet the unique needs of terminally ill Veterans and their families by training the medical community on the challenges that Veterans may face at the end-of-life. Things like stoicism, fear of admitting pain as a sign of weakness, and the effects of Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder.
With patients who might have needs related to their military service, combat experience or other traumatic events, we provide an annual one-day conference in Southern California to healthcare and hospice professionals on issues such as PTSD, depression, financial and benefit concerns, and other unresolved matters that can occur at the end-of-life.
In addition, the program allows for every Vet on hospice to receive a lapel pin and a certificate thanking them for their service during a special pinning ceremony. One out of every four dying Americans is a Veteran. Since they have done everything asked of them in their mission to serve our country, we believe it’s never too late to give them a hero’s welcome home.