“I didn’t expect this – it means so much!”

July 3, 2018  Blount County Tennessee

Three months ago, the Blount Memorial Hospice Care (BMHC) partnered with Vet to Vet Tennessee (VTVT) to work together to ensure that excellent care at the end of life is available for our nation’s Veterans and their families.   BMHC is a certified “We Honor Veterans” Tier 3 partner.

VTVT provides BMHC staff and volunteers WW II and Korean War Veterans Certificates of Honor and Vietnam Veterans with the Vietnam War Commemoration Presidential Proclamation and lapel.  VTVT also provides Certificates of Honor for the WWII, Korean and Vietnam War surviving spouses with Certificates of Honor and Veteran hats to honor our heroes and their families.  Below is an email we received from BMHC staff member Ann who visited with two hospice veterans today.  
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Thank you so much!

Wyoming, Michigan.

“I wanted to give my sincerest thanks to you and your organization. My Grandfather Eugene G. Roberts was so happy and surprised when I gave him the Ambassador of Peace Medal from you guys. It definitely made his 85th birthday special. I also was able to locate a lost picture of him and his recon/scout squad from the war and had it blown up to be able to see faces and details again. When I was stationed overseas I had the luck to be in Korea for the 50th anniversary and of the Inchon Landing and the 50th anniversary of the Armistice Treaty. I was the first grandchild to enlist in the military from both sides of my family and its because I wanted to try to be even a half the man my grandpa was. I guess that’s why after the navy I joined the army because I didn’t feel I had lived up to his a man of his stature. As promised I have enclosed a photo of my grandfather and I. I am so lucky to still have my grandpa and listen to every story and enjoy every minute while I have with him. My grandpa does not use computers but he and my grandmother wanted to send their deep gratitude for honoring his service.”  Sincerely, Nathan D. Moran (Afghanistan/Korean Defense Vet) Click here to Read More

 

 

East TN Korean War veterans honored by KAKA and VTVT

This past Monday on June 25, 2018 Korean War Veterans from around East Tennessee joined together to enjoy lunch and to honor each other. 68 years have passed since the Korean War, and it is still referred to as the “forgotten war” as it is not often discussed. Knoxville Area Korean Association (KAKA) and Vet to Vet Tennessee partner to honor these veterans for their service and sacrifice. Some veterans were presented with the Ambassador for Peace medal issued from the South Korean government as a token of appreciation for defending their freedoms. Continue reading “East TN Korean War veterans honored by KAKA and VTVT”

Another Repairs for Heroes Project

June 22, 2018.  Walland, Tennessee.

Repairs for Heroes (RFH) remodeled Mr. and Mrs. Cooley’s bath room and installed rails on their existing ramp. We also are informed the Colley’s about the VA’s Home Improvement and Structural Alteration (HISA) grant and discussed the Veterans Health Administration primary care processes.  RFH is more than just home repairs, it is a holistic approach including the mind, body and spirit 

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