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Calling All Veterans: Hospice of Michigan Partners with Older Persons’ Commission and Ascension Providence Rochester Hospital to Celebrate Veterans Week

Seeking submissions of military uniforms and stories of service

ROCHESTER, Mich. (Sept. 14, 2020) – Hospice of Michigan (HOM) is partnering with Older Persons’ Commission (OPC) and Ascension Providence Rochester Hospital (APR) to celebrate Veterans Week and commemorate the 75th anniversary of the end of World War II.

The organizations are seeking submissions of military uniforms and stories of service to be used in a series of Veterans Week events in November. The week’s activities will consist of veterans’ tributes, memorial pinnings, military flag and uniform displays, and a virtual celebration. A detailed list of needs includes:

To register, please visit www.interfaithunderstanding.org. Upon registration, attendees will be sent information to access the memorial service and live Zoom discussion.

  • Military uniforms to be displayed at APR on Tuesday, Nov. 10
    • All items will be returned
    • WWII items are preferred, but all uniforms will be considered
    • Photos of items for consideration must be submitted by Thursday, Oct. 1 to myveterancelebration@gmail.com
  • World War II veteran stories of service and events to be highlighted during the OPC’s veterans virtual celebration on Thursday, Nov. 12

Members of the military and their families are also encouraged to save-the-date for a community tribute and memorial pinning event that HOM will host in the afternoon on Sunday, Nov. 8 at the Veterans Tribute of Oakland Township.

Please email questions, submit stories or request information about lending your military uniform via email to myveterancelebration@gmail.com.

About Hospice of Michigan

A nationally recognized leader in end-of-life care, Hospice of Michigan (HOM) is the original – and largest – hospice in the state. A founding member of the NorthStar Care Community, the not-for-profit delivers the highest quality of care, raising more than $5 million each year to cover costs for the uninsured and underinsured. HOM offers a broad range of services to enhance the quality of life at the end of life. HOM also provides grief support and counseling, as well as caregiver education and support. A member of the NorthStar Care Community, HOM also provides palliative care through NorthStar Palliative Care, pediatric hospice care and compassionate support services through Jo Elyn Nyman Anchors Programs for Children, and education programs for physicians and health care professionals through the NorthStar Institute. The NorthStar Care Community also includes Arbor Hospice. In total, NorthStar Care Community members serve nearly 5,400 patients annually across Michigan’s Lower Peninsula. For more information, call 888.247.5701 or visit www.hom.org.