Christian Health Care Center (CHCC) in Wyckoff recently honored many veterans both living and working on campus, and employees and family members gathered to pay tribute to the many men and women who served in the United States military.
Douglas A. Struyk, CPA, LNHA, CHCC President and CEO, welcomed guests and read more than 60 names of current residents and employees who served time in the military.
“We’re honored to be able to provide care for so many veterans at CHCC,” said Mr. Struyk. “The sacrifices that they made for our country are inspiring. We thank God for their service and are humbled by the stories of bravery, courage and devotion to our freedom that they share with us.”
Several guests from American Legion Post 57 also joined the program to share stories and memories of their time served, which was led by John Vervoort, who was an officer in the US Navy from 1978 to 1984.
Rev. Tim Dunn, LCADC, LCSW, Ramapo Ridge Psychiatric Hospital and Southgate Chaplain, delivered a final benediction to close the event.
The introduction of Veterans Day goes all the way back to November 11, 1918, after fighting had ceased in World War I. President Wilson recognized the day in 1919, and later on June 1, 1954, November 11 became a day to honor American veterans of all wars.
CHCC is proud to honor all veterans residing at the Center, as well as the employees who work here.
CHCC provides a broad continuum of high-quality, compassionate care, offering superior senior-life, short-term rehab, and mental-health services. As a non-profit organization, we deliver care to our community based upon the Christian principles on which we were founded more than a century ago.
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