Grand View Health is honored to observe Veterans Day, surrounded by local veterans and active duty military, with a special tribute event on Friday, November 11, 2016. Veterans Day is celebrated on Armistice Day and is dedicated to American veterans of all wars. Grand View Health will recognize and extend gratitude towards our brave military men and women who selflessly defend our freedoms.
The tribute will be open to the community rain or shine, beginning 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 Jean M. Keeler, president and CEO of Grand View Health, will include prayer by Pastor Doug Henning, First Baptist Church of Perkasie, music performed by Big Red Brass Ensemble from Souderton High School, The Witting Tree led by Roger Kessler and veterans of our Armed Forces, and “Taps” performed by Quinn Shamberger of Pennridge High School. The event will conclude at approximately 11:30 a.m.
“We are grateful to all of our veterans and active duty military, some of whom are Grand View staff, physicians and family members,” said Jean M. Keeler. “This is a special day dedicated to them, and we invite the community to join us in honoring their brave service and sacrifices.”
The Witting Tree will be a somber tribute to those 20-22 military men, women and Veterans who commit suicide each day. “We must know them to treat them,” commented Veteran Advocate Diane Roberts. During the ceremony, Veterans will place dog tags on a tree to pay homage to those who lost their lives.
Attendees will also 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. Visit our Grand View Health Facebook page for updates and photos.
11/11/2016 Update: see album of photos here.