Veterans Day November 11th, Our Chaplain David Steppee along with John Smoker Restorative Manager, Barry Cotton Administrator & Lisa Allen a PTA, took six of our Elder Veterans to three separate celebrations honoring their service to our country. We went to Erin Elementary School where the children had a program honoring the veterans of our community.
From there, the veterans were treated to lunch at a local restaurant, where they enjoyed the “all American meal”, burgers and fries and then were given gifts and ask to sign autographs. Then in partnership with our local Fellowship of Christian Athletes (FCA) at the Houston County High School for their first Veterans Day Celebration in years. Lisa Allen and John Smoker sang, John spoke to the teens about what an honor it is to serve your country.
We returned to the Elder’s home and had a facility wide celebration, where all of our Veterans were acknowledged and presented certificates for their service. We are very honored to have so many great Veterans that live with us here at SHC of Erin. We are partners with the local American Legion and the VFW/DAV of Houston & Stewart Counties. We are having upcoming Christmas Celebrations, as well as monthly meeting along with a meal prepared by our kitchen held here at our facility with the American Legion where Our Veterans attend. This is a great and effective service that SHC of Erin provides.