Each one of us owes our military veterans a debt of gratitude for their selfless service. As part of our mission to provide exceptional, compassionate care and enhance living for individuals and their families facing the end of life, Carolina Caring is committed to honoring all veterans in our country and in our care.
That's why we've built our "Salute to Heroes Memorial" on our campus at 3975 Robinson Road, Newton, NC, which will be officially dedicated this month. The memorial pays tribute to the heroes in our community, honoring the sacrifice and commitment of law enforcement, firefighters, active military and veterans, healthcare professionals, teacher, and others who have dedicated their lives to serving others.
This beautiful memorial features the American Flag, the North Carolina State flag, and a flag bearing the emblems of the U.S. Armed Forces. Leading up to the memorial are bricks honoring heroes along the walkway. It is visible from all buildings on our campus and will be illuminated at night to emphasize our nation's heroes' unwavering devotion to keeping us all safe.
We believe it is a privilege to care for our nation's heroes. Carolina Caring is a Level 4 partner with the national We Honor Veterans program, a joint collaboration of the National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization and the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs that focuses and supporting the specialized needs of military veterans by providing education and resources to hospices like ours that meet those needs.
One out of every four dying Americans is a veteran. We are proud to have served more than 700 veterans and their families since 2013. In addition to our services, Carolina Caring also partners with local businesses and veterans' organizations to host our monthly Veterans Coffee Connection in Hickory and Gastonia. These free events are designed to be a welcoming place for veterans to meet other veterans in the area and learn more about government resources, veteran's benefits and nonprofit organizations that provide veteran's support in our community.
The service and sacrifice of our nation's veterans have made an undeniable impact on all of us. Now, it's time to give back to those who have given so much to us.
Carolina Caring will host the dedication of our "Salute to Heroes Memorial" on Sunday, May 19, at 2pm. All are welcome. To learn more about this project, or to honor a hero in your life, please contact Carolina Caring at 828.466.0466.