Just a week after painting their windows, Adoration Hospice held their very own Memorial Day Parade on Friday, May 22, for the residents of Horizon Health and Rehab and McArthur Manor in Manchester.
“This is a prominent day for many in these care facilities, because they served in the Armed Forces next to many who never made it back home,” said Chaplain Ben Sowders, “this is another opportunity to express our thanks to our military, especially those who are no longer with us.”
Unfortunately, the weather did not completely cooperate, as it rained out the line of motorcycles that were planned, but that was made up with warm smiles, cheerful spirits, and our very own Uncle Sam, played by Elton Chesser, the Volunteer Coordinator of Adoration Hospice.
“Memorial Day marks a day to remember the brave Americans who stood up for freedom and laid down their lives. If we honor that freedom, we honor their sacrifice,” Elton said, “and if I can put a smile on their faces, I’ll do it gladly. You might never know what all they have been through in their military service.”
This day was an honor and a joy for Adoration Hospice staff and volunteers who took time to visit Manchester’s Chamber of Commerce, City Hall, and our local police. They even took a moment to take a photo with Uncle Sam.
Adoration Hospice would like to thank all of our wonderful men and women who have served, their families, as well as those who continue to stand up for freedom. “We take care of Veterans every day at Adoration Hospice,” said Faye Jernigan, RN, branch director, “and it continues to be an absolute joy and our privilege to honor them with the dignity they deserve.”