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AVNAH Honors Veterans

November 14, 2011

The Alliance Visiting Nurse Association and Hospice department of Alliance Community Hospital made several house calls on Veteran’s Day --- but the service they delivered was honor.

“We wanted to brighten the day of some local veterans, so we decided to bring out some personal greetings of honor –and some cake!” smiled Doria Kisling, a social worker with AVNAH.

On Friday, November 11th, Kisling, along with ACH Chaplain Joe Peters, who is retired from the U.S. Air Force and Sergeant Ben Andre from the U.S. Marine Corps, visited with several AVNAH patients who happen to be veterans.

“This is just a little tradition we started a few years ago in order to pay honor to our local veterans who are AVNAH patients. We feel it’s our duty to give them the thanks and gratitude they deserve—especially at this challenging time in their lives,” she said.

In total, seven AVNAH patients, all retired U.S. military members, received the special salute from AVNAH last Friday.

PICTURED: Dora Kisling, AVNAH social worker, presents AVNAH patient Jack Rockhill with a cake thanking him for his military service, while Marine Sergeant Ben Andre and ACH Chaplain Joe Peters look on. Rockhill served in the 2nd Marine Division stationed in Camp Lejeune, North Carolina. He served from 1950 to 1958, traveling to many places around the world including Italy, France, Greece, Crete, and Algeria.


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