STRENGTH AND DEDICATION–UNITED STATES VETERANS
How do you say thank you to the men and women who fought for freedom, who risked not just their life, but their time, purpose, and even heir hopes and dreams in order to fulfill a mission, a spiritual call to defend the fruits of a nation built on the tenets of for, by and of the people?
We are those people who you protected, fought for, and in some cases, for whom your comrades gave their life. And in this explosive world of healthcare, we find ourselves energized and in full admiration of your heroic efforts, both in preparation and in battle. You symbolize what it takes to be tough, to endure, to understand that the foxhole is a place to replenish, to protect, to strategize, and defend, and the battle line is the place to fight. We think about all the emotions it must have taken, the self-discipline, the inner strength to overcome doubt, the courage to step out in battle, the decision to strike down the enemy, and the ability to trust the plan.
Whether you are a veteran stakeholder or resident, we honor you–our thousands of veterans who kept and keep the bells of freedom singing. Those who worked to ensure that this nation could vote and protect its democratic ways in this recent election. Because of you, that choice is still ours. Because of you, we are the greatest nation on earth, and we are free.
God bless each of you, and God bless our land!
E. Joseph Steier, III
President & CEO
On November 10, 2016, Signature HealthCARE of Greeneville recognized the veterans for their service and sacrifices for our country. Special guests included the Greene County Honor Guard Post 64, families and stakeholders. Post Commander, Grady Barefield voiced words of strength, encouragement and a “Certificate of Appreciation” was presented to each veteran. The ceremony continued with a twenty-one gun salute and taps which quickly manifested in emotional and tearful experience for everyone present. Chaplain Richard Gossnell gave a special blessing and a delicious lunch was graciously prepared and served by the dietary department at Signature Healthcare. While only one day of the year is dedicated solely to honoring our veterans, Americans must never forget the sacrifices that many of our fellow countrymen have made to defend our country and protect our freedoms. “There was a moment during the meal that I observed an elder veteran whom rarely comes out of his room telling his story to a fellow officer. It was a humbling experience to see such a meaningful moment take place before my eyes,” stated Norma Hollifield, Quality of Life Director.