The Newest Honorees and their family and friends
Sheryl, Paul & Heidi
Sheryl & Nate singing together
At 11:00 a.m. on the 11th of November, almost 100 residents, family members and staff gathered in the Fireside Lounge and Garden Café. A four-member Color Guard Team from Pueblo West High School JROTC posted our American Flag followed by a beautifully sung National Anthem by our very own Director of Nursing, Sheryl Ewton.
Life Enrichment Director Barbara Della Rossa welcomed everyone and said, “We have all 5 branches of the service, all ranks, all backgrounds and careers, many theaters of operations, and we are so very proud of each and every one of our Service Members. We are thankful to all Veterans today, but especially to our Primrose of Pueblo Veterans, Thank you for your service.”
Life Enrichment Assistant Heidi Brooks spoke on the history and importance of Veteran’s Day to all of us.
Marketing Director Heather Thompson and Maintenance Director Mike DeCarlo unveiled the “Wall of Honor” in a dramatic moment to cheers by all. Each veteran has a beautifully matted and framed photo of them in uniform next to a recent photo of them beside the American flag.
The 4 newest honorees each received a certificate and were given copies of photos to keep.
From the United States Navy Paul Samuelson and Ronald “Ron” Ivan, from the United States Air Force Don Mead, and from the United States Army Nate Plummer.
There was thunderous applause and a few tears following the “God Bless America” duet by Sheryl and Nate to conclude this special ceremony. We already have 3 brand new Veterans who will be honored in January 2014…and yes, we have so many veterans on our wall we will be expanding to a second wall!
Come see why we are so proud of our Fireside Lounge and Wall of Honor…this is living!
by Barbara Della Rossa
Life Enrichment Coordinator
To find out more about the retirement living experience at Primrose, please contact your nearest Primrose Retirement Community today to see more of our fun and social living. We’ll happily answer all your questions and show you around our beautiful communities. Come see why we say, THIS IS LIVING!