Capital Caring Health will host a special red-carpet welcome home and Vietnam Veteran Lapel Pin ceremony Sunday, March 29 at the National Marine Corps Museum. Volunteers will roll out the red carpet for Veterans attending the event on March 29 which also marks National Vietnam War Veterans Day, a day to thank and honor our nation’s Vietnam veterans and their families for their service and sacrifice.
Veterans will receive a complimentary Vietnam Veteran Lapel Pin during the program, and Gen. Richard Neal, USMC (Retired) will be the guest speaker. Gen Neal served two tours in the Republic of Vietnam, and was twice decorated with the United States’ third highest award for gallantry – the Silver Star Medal. During Operation Desert Storm, Gen. Neal served as the Deputy Director of Operations for General Schwarzkopf and was also responsible for briefing the international press on the war. He was promoted to four stars and assigned as the Assistant Commandant of the Marine Corps before his retirement in 1998.
State representatives from the Virginia Office for Veterans will be onsite to assist veterans in accessing federal and state benefits along with Capital Caring Health staff to answer questions about care planning and other services to support Veterans.
After the ceremony, guests will have the opportunity to participate in guided museum tours. Light refreshments will also be provided to guests following the ceremony. There is no cost to attend, but registrations are kindly requested by March 27. To complete the FREE registration or to volunteer, visit www.capitalcaring.org/welcomehome
DATE: Sunday, March 29, 2020
TIME: From 12:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.
LOCATION: The National Marine Corps Museum, 18900 Jefferson Davis Hwy, Triangle, Virginia 22172
About Capital Caring Health
Capital Caring Health is one of the leading nonprofit providers of elder health, hospice, and advanced illness care for persons of all ages in the mid-Atlantic region. A member of a national network of 70 nonprofit hospice providers, our mission is to provide patients and their families with advanced illness care that is second to none. We also have special hospice teams serving children and veterans. On an annual basis, we serve over 7,000 hospice patients and provide more than $3 million in charity care to those who are uninsured and have nowhere else to turn. Almost 90 cents out of every dollar goes to caring for patients and their families.
Our website, www.capitalcaring.org, is available in English, Spanish, and Korean plus offers 24/7 Live Chat. Since the beginning of hospice care over 40 years ago, we have served 120,000 patients and their families in Maryland, Virginia, and the District of Columbia. 24 Hour Care Line: 800-869-2136
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