Monday, November 7, 2005

Hope Honors and Serves Veterans and Their Families

For more than two decades, through times of war and peace, Hope Hospice has provided support and services to military personnel in Lee, Glades and Hendry Counties. Samira K. Beckwith, President and CEO, said, “Hope is committed to improving the quality of life for veterans, as they have improved the quality of our lives by protecting and defending our country and our values.”

Beckwith said Hope’s support has also extended to veterans’ families. “As we observe Veterans Day, we should also reach out to the families and friends of those who serve and those who have made the supreme sacrifice,” she said. “They have supported our men and women in uniform, and they deserve our support as well.” She added that providing emotional support to military families is a fitting tribute to all veterans.

Hope provides services to veterans facing end-of-life issues, regardless of their ability to pay, and can assist in identifying other resources to meet medical and other needs.

“We are honored to serve veterans as a way of saying thank you for serving us,” Beckwith said.