This Veterans Day let’s take the time to honor all the fine men and women who have and still serve this great nation of ours.

Originally called “Armistice Day” in recognition of the armistice agreement that ended World War I, the war to end all wars. The holiday began as a day to reflect upon the heroism of those who had fallen in service to our country. However, and unfortunately, wars did not end with WWI, so in 1954 “Armistice Day” was changed to “Veterans Day” in order to be more inclusive of all veterans in all wars.

This year, if there’s a veteran you wish to honor, here are a few ideas for ways to celebrate them:

  • Take your favorite veteran out for a meal, or better yet, if you’re concerned about taking them out in public cook them something homemade and from the heart
  • Bring a veteran a homemade treat
  • Share their story. Our veterans have so much to offer us in the way of experience, being a part of history and tales of comradery that are difficult for civilians to imagine. Don’t be afraid to ask them about their military career. Many veterans are humble people who don’t voluntarily talk about their time in the service
  • If you know a veteran who is currently serving overseas, provide a lending hand to their family back in the states, let them know you appreciate the sacrifice they too are making
  • Serve the community by donating your time, talent or money to a veteran service organization. If your company is looking for a good team building experience this might be exactly the place to focus your efforts.
  • Fly the American flag
  • Participate or donate to Wreaths Across America. Each December on National Wreaths Across America Day, volunteers participate in wreath-laying ceremonies at more than 2,100 locations across the U.S., at sea and abroad. Click here to find a location near you!

At Parkview Senior Living, we honor and treasure our veterans and are proud to call them residents and friends. We thank all our veterans for their dedication and service to the cause of freedom!

Parkview West Knoxville Veterans

Carl Campbell: US Army
Bill Cunningham: US Army
Bob Lee: US Air Force
Charlie Harr: US Air Force
Dick Stevenson: US Navy
Rudy Friederich: US Army
Anthony Coco: US Air Force
Bob Herald: Army ASA

Parkview North Knoxville Veterans

Fred Dodson: National Guard
Lawrence Heath: US Navy
Allen Koson: US Army
John McKinney: US Navy
Ed Nelson: US Navy
James Norman: US Army
Ebon Grubb: US Air Force

Parkview Maryville Veterans

Jim Millsaps: US Air Force
Tom Dixon: US Marines
Jim Cunningham: US Navy
Robert ‘Pop Pop’ Emory: US Marines
Ed Waller: US Air Force
David Smith: US Army
Bo Henry: US Army
Roy Ray: US Navy
Bob Gendron: US Navy
Bob Fling: US Air Force
Lucille Cuthbertson: US Army
Jim Sentell: US Army
Max Brown: US Army
Alton Sullivent: US Army and US Navy
Dr. Jerry Jurand: US Army Dental Corps
David Plambeck: US National Guard