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Ceremony held to honor local Army veteran

Posted: 6:40 PM, Nov 12, 2018
Updated: 2018-11-13 00:18:20Z

As millions of Americans observe Veteran's Day on November 12, a local hospice was working to honor their patients who are also veterans.

Seasons Hospice is thanking 60 veteran patients for their services with a special ceremony at their home. On Monday they visited Maurice Russell and his wife Frances. 

Russell is a 26-year Army veteran whose dedication never waived even though he now has a disability that is related to his time in service.

In the Monday ceremony, he received a special pin, a certificate, and a patriotic gift. 

"We're really trying to make sure that we go and see each individual veteran and really make sure that they are honored, that they know that we see them, we respect them, and we appreciate everything that they have done for our country and for us,” said volunteer coordinator Sarah Williams. 

Seasons has also enlisted the help of volunteer veterans to provide a vet-to-vet connection at every visit.