Navy Veteran and Hospice Patient Honored by Heartland Hospice Serving Minnesota South Team
Every day, Heartland has the distinct honor of providing hundreds of U.S. military veterans with hospice care. We take pride in recognizing our veteran patients with certificates, pinning ceremonies and other special ways to show our appreciation for their service on behalf of all Americans.
Heartland Hospice serving Minnesota South held a Veteran Recognition Ceremony to recognize and thank veteran patients for their service. The Heartland team had the honor to present their patients with a commemorative pin and certificate of appreciation for their service in the U.S. military.
The Heartland team visited with Romaine Miller for his pinning ceremony outside at Elizabeth’s Care Center in Wabash, MN. Romaine is a Navy Veteran who served in WWII. Three of his children were present, although only two were able to visit at a time. The team also found out that one of Romaine’s daughters is an Army Veteran and she was happy to see her father again since she hadn’t seen him since March due to the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) visitor restrictions.
During the pinning ceremony, Cachel Newbauer, Bereavement Coordinator, sang the National Anthem for everyone, and even his son could hear it from the parking lot while waiting for his turn to visit. His family brought pictures and Romaine really enjoyed looking through the old photos with his children when he was in the service.
“It is always an honor to be a part of a pinning ceremony and to be able to thank Veterans for their service. This was a special pinning knowing that his family hadn’t been able to visit in quite a while due to COVID-19. Seeing Romaine’s face light up, even from behind his mask, was heartwarming,” said Jennell Bethea, Volunteer Coordinator.