One quarter of people with a terminal illness have served in our armed forces. Carilion Clinic considers it an honor and a privilege to be able to provide support at this time in their lives. Veterans Day is an opportunity for us to bring joy to their lives and to say thank you – it is one small way we recognize their service to all of us.
We visit each veteran, personally offering thanks for their service and sacrifice to our country. Each veteran is also given a miniature flag and a flag ribbon pin.
We also deliver care packages, including kitchen supplies, food, games, books, puzzles, toys for the patient/family kitchens and lounges, along with personal hygiene items.