Staff Sergeant Joseph Gladu II visited Westview Health Care Center on Tuesday, April 23, 2019 to present a token of appreciation to the facility’s residents and patients in the form of a flag that flew over Afghanistan in a combat mission upon a Chinook helicopter on Christmas Day December 25, 2018.
On behalf of his unit, SSG Gladu personally thanked all attendees for their efforts and gifts in the form of handwritten holiday cards that they had received during their overseas mission last December. Upon presenting the flag and certificate of authenticity to the facility, SSG Gladu walked the room and shook hands with all attendees and individually thanked them for their thoughtfulness.
“Those cards meant a lot to us,” SSG Gladu remarked. “Being on deployment and away from family and loved ones during the holidays is tough but receiving those cards from ‘home’ was unexpected and we really appreciated it.”
The presentation was an especially proud occasion for Westview’s Recreation Department Aide, Genevieve Dubois, who is also SSG Gladu’s mother.
“We are so grateful and honored to receive the operation freedom sentinel and flag from our Troops serving in Afghanistan,” stated David T. Panteleakos, Administrator. “We are all very proud of our military service members, who protect us and provide the very freedom we all enjoy. A special thank you as well to SSG Gladu for bringing home this most cherished flag.”Pictured: Westview Recreation Aide, Genevieve Dubois; Resident, Johanna Lada and SSG Gladu, Joseph
Westview Health Care Center is a 103-bed inpatient skilled nursing facility, which includes a distinct and self-contained 28-bed sub-acute short-term rehabilitation unit and outpatient physical, occupational and speech therapies including: Sports Medicine, Adolescent/Pediatric, Adult and Aquatic Outpatient Centers, all dedicated to providing outstanding quality health care services. The facility is located in Dayville, Connecticut and is ranked among the top nursing facilities in the nation according to the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Service; and U.S. News and World Report for the past 10 years.
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