Veterans residing at Genesis HealthCare’s Mifflin Center in Cumru Township were honored at a Veterans Day program.
State Rep. Mark M. Gillen made “window visits” to 14 or so veterans living at the retirement village Wednesday afternoon.
Carrying a lighted patriotic wreath, Gillen offered each veteran a note of thanks for their service by phone. He planted an American flag on the lawn outside each of the veterans’ rooms.
“Despite COVID-19 restrictions, each veteran was honored for their service and sacrifice,” Gillen said. “Our Veterans Day remembrances must adapt so that we don’t have lonely and forgotten veterans missing the appreciation due them.”
Anji Heinly, marketing and communications director, said the center’s veterans are honored monthly as part of the We Honor Veterans program.
The center has a photo wall honoring veterans, she said, and each veteran is recognized with a plaque outside their room.
“It’s important to show them recognition on Veterans Day and throughout the year,” Heinly said.
Alexis Fick, recreation director, coordinated the Veterans Day program.
Liz and Doug Graybill, founders of Veterans Making A Difference in Reading, provided lunch and blankets for the veterans.
State Sen. Judy Schwank thanked veterans for their service in a video watched by residents in their rooms.