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Sunday, August 19, 2012

Hospice in need of volunteers for veteran’s project

Commercial Appeal

Crossroads Hospice is seeking compassionate volunteers, ROTC cadets, members of our armed forces, and their loved ones to participate in a special project honoring veterans in Tipton, Fayette and Shelby counties this fall.

Throughout history thousands of men and women have proudly served our country, leaving family and friends behind to defend our great nation and its ideals. Recognizing their bravery, Crossroads Hospice has developed the "Honor Our Veterans" recognition campaign to acknowledge veteran patients and veterans in the community.

There are many ways to support local heroes as a volunteer, including visiting with patients in their homes, nursing homes or assisted living facilities, assisting with group ceremonies of recognition, and collecting personal memories from veterans and their loved ones.

For members of the armed forces and their loved ones, there are special opportunities to connect with veterans, whether it involves ROTC cadets beginning their journey, an active member of the military, a veteran who served in the Vietnam War alongside many of the patients, or the wife of a soldier looking for ways to show your support, says Jean Harrison, executive director of Crossroads Hospice's Memphis office. "We recognize the sacrifices our veterans have made and believe we owe a debt of gratitude for the security they have provided by defending our nation. By taking the time to say 'thank you' through simple gestures, our volunteers can make a world of difference for our patients and local veterans in the community."

For more information or to sign up as a volunteer this fall, contact Sandy Wilson at 901-382-9292 or

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