Westview Health Care Center saluted our nation’s armed forces and veterans residing at the facility with a military tribute held on Wednesday, November 11, 2015. The ceremony recognized the bravery and sacrifice of all United States veterans, both past and present, who have willingly served our country.
Westview’s Recreation Department coordinated the program, which included a Posting of Colors by the Members of the Albert J. Breault VFW Post 1523 of Putnam as well as members of the Ladies Auxillary. The invocation was given by Chaplain Gerry Salvas followed by patriotic songs and tributes.
“America’s freedom and liberties are attributed to the courageous and heroic accomplishments of our armed forces,” stated Administrator David T. Panteleakos. “Veterans Day is an opportunity to recognize and express our gratitude for their sacrifice and service.”
Westview veterans, including patients, residents, staff and volunteers, were formally saluted and given keepsake American flags from Connecticut State Representative Daniel Rovero and Commander Norman Beaupre, both of Albert J. Breault VFW Post 1523.
Mistress of Ceremonies and Soloist Renée Legendre delivered poignant readings as well as patriotic songs throughout the ceremony. Woodstock resident and Woodstock Academy Band bugler Lindsay Young honored those fallen with an emotive and powerful rendition of Taps to conclude the ceremony.
Westview Health Care Center is a 103-bed skilled nursing inpatient facility, which includes a distinct and self-contained 28-bed subacute short-term rehabilitation unit and an Outpatient Rehabilitation and Aquatic Center, both dedicated to providing quality health care services. Along with garnering a perfect five star overall rating found on Medicare.gov Westview is proud to have received such accolades as US News and World Report America’s Best, Consumer Reports Top 10 Connecticut Nursing Facility rating and Health Grades 5-Star Top Ranking.
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