Fantastic article, Lynda. Thank you so much for the reminder. I have also worked at both military and VA hospitals. I love talking to Veterans, especially the dwindling population of WWII vets. I would love to eventually get back to a military or VA hospital.
I hope that the hospital I work at is planning something for Veteran's Day. I am reminded of when I worked for Vitas Hospice and one of our social workers (a Veteran himself) made a point to recognize each patient who was a Veteran w/ a special certificate and a pin. He drove to each house to hand deliver them. The patients were so appreciative! He also recognized all staff members who were Veterans.
Maybe I'll step up and do something on our floor if nothing is planned.
If you have a loved one or a patient who is a Veteran, encourage them to participate in the Oral History Project. There are so few WWII vets left and when they pass on, their stories pass on with them. Anyone can take the history. Here is a link to the project. It is run by the Library of Congress.