Each one of us owes our military veterans a debt of gratitude for their selfless service. As part of Carolina Caring's (www.carolinacaring.org) mission to provide exceptional, compassionate care and enhance living for individuals and their families facing the end of life, Carolina Caring is committed to honoring all veterans in our country and in our care.
This month, the organization will be unveiling their "Salute to Heroes Memorial" on their campus at 3975 Robinson Road, Newton, NC. The memorial pays tribute to the heroes in our community, honoring the sacrifice and commitment of law enforcement, firefighters, active military and veterans, healthcare professionals, teacher, and others who have dedicated their lives to serving others.
This beautiful memorial features the American Flag, the North Carolina State flag, and a flag bearing the emblems of the U.S. Armed Forces. Leading up to the memorial are bricks honoring heroes along the walkway. It is visible from all buildings on the Carolina Caring campus and will be illuminated at night to emphasize our nation's heroes' unwavering devotion to keeping us all safe.
Carolina Caring is a Level 4 partner with the national We Honor Veterans program, a joint collaboration of the National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization and the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs that focuses and supporting the specialized needs of military veterans by providing education and resources to hospices like theirs that meet those needs.
One out of every four dying Americans is a veteran. Carolina Caring is proud to have served more than 700 veterans and their families since 2013. In addition to their services, Carolina Caring also partners with local businesses and veterans' organizations to host a monthly Veterans Coffee Connection in Hickory and Gastonia. These free events are designed to be a welcoming place for veterans to meet other veterans in the area and learn more about government resources, veteran's benefits and nonprofit organizations that provide veteran's support in our community.
Carolina Caring will host the dedication of our "Salute to Heroes Memorial" on Sunday, May 19, at 2pm. All are welcome. To learn more about this project, or to honor a hero in your life, please contact Carolina Caring at 828.466.0466.