Posted on June 24, 2020 in Real Heroes Wear Dog TagsWe’d like to give you a glimpse inside a Crossroads Hospice Veterans Recognition Ceremony with Chaplain Clark Smith in Kansas.
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Posted on May 24, 2020 in Real Heroes Wear Dog TagsMemorial Day, for me, is a day of humility. I live in a great country with unparalleled freedom. I didn't earn that freedom. I wave a flag striped in red reminding me of the sacrifice of those who paid for my freedom. In the Gettysburg Address, Abraham Lincoln honored fallen soldiers by acknowledging "they gave the last full measure of devotion". Indeed, to die for one's cause is the ultimate act of devotion.
Posted on March 26, 2020 in Real Heroes Wear Dog TagsThe Vietnam War lasted from August 4, 1964 through May 7, 1975. It was arguably the longest and most unpopular war the United States has ever been in with over 57,000 soldiers killed and 153,303 wounded. Many soldiers who served in the Vietnam War returned home with moral injuries that still cause mental pain and alienation.
Posted on November 7, 2019 in Real Heroes Wear Dog TagsOn the last Thursday of every month, a group of people gather at Washington Crossing National Cemetery in the suburbs of Philadelphia, PA. In the solemn ceremony of a military burial, uniformed soldiers salute as the names of several Veterans are read aloud. There is a volley of three rifle rounds, a solo bugler plays Taps, and an American flag is ceremoniously folded.
Posted on November 9, 2017 in Real Heroes Wear Dog TagsOften times loved ones of American service members may find themselves asking, “What more can I do for my Veteran?” To answer this, we might assume what they want is added family gatherings, exciting activities, their favorite meals, gifts, or other simple ways of saying “thanks.” While these, at times, are an excellent way to make your Veteran feel appreciated and more at home, another family gathering isn't always exactly what your Veteran needs.