Thanks to veterans, volunteers

Published 6:44 am Saturday, November 18, 2017

Dear Editor,

Heritage Hospice Inc. would like to extend a huge thank you to all the veterans of Boyle, Garrard, Lincoln and Mercer counties, who chose to spend their time with us for our 10th annual Veterans Appreciation Day at Danville’s National Guard Armory.

We were proud to host 1,028 veterans and their 122 guests. Of those veterans, 28 served in World War II and 106 were first-time attenders. 

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We had the privilege of honoring our oldest and youngest veterans at the event as well. Ancil Shepherd was recognized as the oldest at 99, with Paul Chandler following him to earn second-oldest. Each World War II veteran received a hat, pin and gift card to honor their service. Our youngest veteran was 18-year-old Dustin Snow. 

Without the continued support of the community, this event would not have been able to continue these past 10 years. We’d like to thank all of our wonderful volunteers, Veterans Day committee and all of our community sponsors. Without each of you, this event would not be possible. We truly appreciate your partnership in this event to help serve those who have served our great nation. 

We are so grateful to have had the honor to host veterans for the past 10 years and we look forward to the next 10. Anyone who would like to support this tax-deductible event can call Heritage Hospice, Inc. for more information at (859) 236-2425.

Sharon Martin

Heritage Hospice Inc.

Veterans Appreciation Day Chair