As Veteran’s Day approaches, it’s important to take a moment to reflect on the incredible sacrifices made by the men and women who have served our country. At St. Paul Elder Services, we have the privilege of caring for many veterans.
Earlier this year, one of our tenants, George, got the incredible opportunity to take part in Old Glory Honor Flight, a non-profit program that offers free daytrips to visit memorials in Washington, D.C. dedicated to veterans who served prior to May 7, 1975.
George is a Korean War veteran and a member of the United States Marines for eight years.
He was onboard Honor Flight Mission 62, where he was joined by 85 other veterans from all branches of service, and his son, Brian. Together they visited several memorials, including the Korean War Veterans Memorial, Marine Corps War Memorial, World War II Memorial and the Vietnam Veterans Memorial.
The honor flight was an overwhelming experience for George, but in a positive way, he says. He recalls feeling a sense of awe when he saw the names on the monuments and the vastness of graves.
This Veteran’s Day, take a moment to remember and honor all the brave men and women who have served our country, including George and the many other veterans in our care at St. Paul Elder Services.
We are honored to listen to their stories and continue to share their remarkable experiences with our staff, community members and families.