ROCHESTER HILLS –– Crittenton Home Care and American House Senior Living Communities will celebrate Veterans Day with a tribute at Crittenton Hospital Medical Center on Nov., 7. All veterans in attendance will be recognized and honored with a medal and pinning ceremony, lead by Brian Bobek, president of Vietnam Veterans of America Chapter 154.
“We are privileged to partner with American House and Crittenton Hospital Medical Center once again to honor our local veterans,” Andrea Walker, Crittenton Home Care community relations coordinator said. “These men and women continue to amaze us with their bravery and dedication to our country. This event is a just small token of thanks for their service.”
The Michigan Vietnam Veteran’s Traveling Memorial will be presented in the hospital’s main lobby from 9:30 a.m. – 6:30 p.m.
The Color Guard from Chapter 154 will also present the colors of the U.S. Army, Marine Corps, Navy, Air Force and Coast Guard during the medal presentation. Color Guard members, captains, and sergeants will honor veterans throughout the hospital by touring each floor to present medals to staff, physicians, and patients. If you know of a veteran at Crittenton call Home Care to register for in-patient medal presentations 248-656-6757.
The American House Traveling Choir will perform their repertoire of patriotic staples.
To help support current members of the military, cell phone donations for CellPhoneForSoldiers.com will be accepted in the Crittenton lobby.
The event starts at 11 a.m. and is open to the public. RSVP for the event is recommended, contact American House Elmwood 248-852-1980.
The Michigan Vietnam Veterans Traveling Memorial Wall will also be on display at the Auburn Hills Community Center 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. October 12 at Auburn Hills Community Center, 1827 N. Squirrel Rd. The Center will also hold screenings of the documentaries From the Beaches of Normandy to the Jungles of Vietnam and You Are Not Forgotten: A Tribute to Vietnam Veterans.