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Wallick Senior Living Commemorates Veterans Day

Yesterday was the yearly holiday honoring America’s veterans for their patriotism and willingness to sacrifice and serve. Several senior living communities at Wallick celebrated this day and their own veterans.

The Ashford on Broad invited their veterans for a time full of dessert, champagne, and sharing their unforgettable stories with each other. The staff honored the veterans with a red rose and flag, gift bags with handmade ornaments that contained soldiers and flags, frames made for each veteran with their pictures to create an American Heroes wall to honor each veteran calling AOB their home.

An unveiling of a mural honoring the 15 veterans living at The Ashford at Sturbridge was how the community commemorated Veteran’s Day this year. The mural will be the focal point of the community, with scenes representing each branch of service and incorporating photographs of each veteran. These 14 men and one woman represent the Navy, Army, Airforce, and Marine Corps with service in World War II, Korea, and Vietnam. Teacher, Lexi Schmitt, created the Veterans Day mural. The American Legion of Hilliard led the community in the Pledge of Allegiance, and each veteran was presented with a certificate and flag pin honoring their service.

NBC4, a Columbus, OH television station, joined the Veteran’s Day festivities at The Ashford at Sturbridge.

These were two of many exciting and humbling events held throughout the country yesterday.

Congresswoman Joyce Beatty Attends Oakleaf Columbus’ Veterans Day Program

With one hand over their heart, nearly 40 residents and guests recited the Pledge of Allegiance, led by Corporal Richard Sims, to commence Oakleaf Columbus’ 4th Annual Veterans Day Program. At this year’s event, Congresswoman Joyce Beatty congressionally recognized 30 Oakleaf residents for their service in the U.S. Armed Forces.

To top off the event, Congresswoman Beatty invited Oakleaf residents to be her special guests at the grand opening of the “National Veterans Memorial and Museum” that’s currently under construction in downtown Columbus.