Patients Celebrate Veteran’s Day

Patients Celebrate Veteran’s Day

November 11 is Veteran’s Day, a nationally recognized day of observance to honor our nations military Veterans both past and present. Patients at The Children’s Center Rehabilitation Center in Bethany wanted to recognize and thank a local group of Veteran’s for their service and sacrifice to our country.

Patients pose with Veteran’s and their artwork

The Veteran’s were invited to The Children’s Center Rehabilitation Center to receive a piece of artwork made by the patients in the Pediatric Medical Rehabilitation Unit (PMRU) and also to receive a special thanks by the patients and staff.

Veterans receive a special tour courtesy of Baylea.

Many of the patients didn’t know what it meant to be a Veteran or how to thank one, so the Recreational Therapists in the PMRU collaborated and came up with a special project for them.

“We were trying to find a way to teach our patients what Veteran’s Day is and what it means to be a Veteran, so we decided to work on an art art project,” said Kelli Johnson, recreational therapist. “The patients were so excited to be able to work on this together and to be able to meet and thank these Veteran’s for their service.”

Hospital staff pose with a Veteran.

Some of the staff in attendance were Veteran’s and were thanked for their service by the patients, which carried a very special feeling for those employees.

“Today was such an honor, to be thanked by these patients who are overcoming obstacles of their own was very humbling. These patient are the true heroes, they are fighting to become stronger everyday they are here,” said employee and Veteran Corey Robertson.

Being able to thank those that have served our country was a great honor for all involved and it was an experience they wont forget.

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