Grand View Health is honored to observe Veterans Day, surrounded by local veterans and active duty military, with a special tribute event on Wednesday, November 11th. Veterans Day is celebrated on Armistice Day and is dedicated to American veterans of all wars. Grand View Health would like to recognize and extend gratitude towards our brave military men and women who selflessly defend our freedoms.
The tribute will be open to the public rain or shine, beginning promptly at 10:30 a.m. at the flag pole next to the main entrance of the hospital, located at 700 Lawn Avenue in Sellersville. The event, led by Mark Horne, Senior Vice President, C.O.O., Grand View Health, will feature the playing of “America the Beautiful,” “Star Spangled Banner” and “God Bless the USA” performed by Grand View staff and physicians, among other musical renditions. A prayer, retiring of the flag, raising of the flag, and telling of brief military stories will be shared. The event will conclude around 11:30 a.m. upon which all are welcomed to pay tribute to America’s white table, on display in the hospital lobby.
“As a community hospital, we are privileged to work with and care for veterans throughout the local region,” said Mark Horne. “Many of our own staff and family members have honorably served this country, and even though we can never repay them for the sacrifices they’ve made, we are hoping the community will join us as we extend gratitude and heartfelt appreciation this Veterans Day.”
All attendees will be given the opportunity to receive a name tag in which they can write the name of a beloved veteran or active duty serviceman and place directly over their hearts. Military veterans who are physicians and staff at Grand View will also receive American flag lanyards to distinguish themselves as having served.
To learn more about this event, please contact Diane Roberts, Medical Staff Liaison and Business Development Manager at 215-453-3085. Visit our Grand View Health Facebook page for updates and photos at facebook.com/GrandViewHealth.
11/11/2015 update: See photo album for the 2nd Annual Veterans Tribute here.