With hearts of gratitude and reverence, Westview Health Care Center expressed admiration for our nation’s armed forces and veterans with a military tribute on Friday, November 11, 2016. The ceremony acknowledged and commended the courage and commitment of all United States veterans, both past and present, who have selflessly served our country.
Coordinated by Westview’s Recreation Department and facility volunteers, the service included a Posting of Colors by members of the Albert J. Breault VFW Post 1523 of Putnam, as well as members of the Ladies Auxiliary. Chaplain Gerry Salvas delivered the event’s invocation followed by an arrangement of patriotic songs, readings and patriotic expressions delivered by Mistress of Ceremonies, Renée Legendre.
“Honoring our country’s veterans lies at the heart of our civic duty,” stated David T. Panteleakos, Administrator. “Our freedom and independence is continually preserved by the sacrifice and bravery of our armed forces. We’re honored to have this day to express our gratitude to those who have served our nation.”
Westview veterans, including patients, residents, staff and volunteers, were formally saluted and presented with commemorative American flags from The Honorable Daniel Rovero and Post Commander Norman “Beau” Beaupre. Woodstock Academy student and bugler, Dan Créme, concluded the event with an emotive rendition of taps.
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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