Community Hospice to honor veterans

Published 10:08 am Monday, November 8, 2010

ASHLAND, Ky. — Community Hospice will honor all area veterans with a ceremony on Veterans Day, Thursday, November at 11:45 a.m.

The ceremony will be at the Community Hospice Care Center, 2330 Pollard Road, Ashland near the gazebo at the rear of the building, weather permitting. A reception inside the Care Center will immediately follow the ceremony. In the event of inclement weather, the ceremony will be held inside.

The Veterans Day ceremony, lead by Community Hospice’s Director of Counseling Services, Lee Gussler, will also include the Boyd County High School JROTC Color Guard and Lt. Daniel Griffith, National Guard, 201st Engineering Battalion.

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“Through its work providing end-of-life care, Community Hospice assists many veterans and their families,” said Susan Hunt, Executive Director of Community Hospice. “This Veterans Day ceremony is just one way Community Hospice and its staff can recognize the commitment and sacrifice veterans have made for us and for our country. We are pleased to have this opportunity to honor all area veterans.”

Community Hospice is a not-for-profit organization incorporated in 1979. Community Hospice serves more than 1,000 patients annually in a nine-county service area that includes Boyd, Greenup, Carter, Lawrence, Elliott, Johnson and Martin counties in Kentucky, along with Lawrence and Scioto counties, Ohio.