17 U.S. Veterans, All Under One Roof, Recognized for Their Service
NAPERVILLE, IL — July 18, 2014 — During a special pinning ceremony in Naperville this week, 17 United States veterans, representing all five branches of the U.S. Military, were honored for their service with commemorative pins and certificates. The event took place at Silverado Memory Care Community, where all 17 of the veterans reside. More than 100 people attended the event — many brought to tears by the touching ceremony — which featured a live performance of military tunes and hor d'oeuvres. Several of the honorees shared stories about their experiences serving in WWII, the Korean War, and in Vietnam. The event was hosted by Optum Palliative & Hospice Care, which aims to recognize veterans through the national We Honor Veterans program.
Joseph Poremba (right) was one of 17 United States military veterans honored during a special pinning ceremony event at Silverado Memory Care Community in Naperville.
Bill Abe and his wife Mary pose after a special pinning ceremony event at Silverado Memory Care Community in Naperville, during which Bill was honored for his United States Military service.
Purple Heart recipient Robert Drebring, joined by Silverado Administrator Linda Wylder, was recognized for his service during a special pinning ceremony event at Silverado Memory Care Community in Naperville.