More than 40 local veterans, together with their family members and friends, attended Partners In Care’s annual Veterans Day Luncheon held on Friday, November 11, at Our Lady of the Fields Catholic Church in Millersville.
The event was kicked off with a color guard presentation by the Maryland State Police. Barbara Huston, President/CEO of Partners In Care, welcomed the attendees, and Denise Nooe of the Maryland Department of Veterans Affairs presented a proclamation issued by Governor Larry Hogan.
Captain Dee-Fense of Baltimore Ravens lore was on hand to meet and greet the veterans. The U.S. Navy veteran from Caring Communities offered words of wisdom when he spoke about finding your gifts and talents, and providing service to others.
Pamela Urnoway of Home Instead in Arnold read an inspiring poem, which was followed by a pinning ceremony whereby family members and friends pinned a flag on their veteran loved one.
In addition, sixth graders from Cora Rice Elementary School in Landover wrote heartfelt letters to the veterans, and the Meaningful Day Program at Bello Machre of Glen Burnie assisted with setup and provided beautiful table top center pieces and other decorations.
The Veterans Day lunchtime program was co-sponsored by Home Instead, Bello Machre, Maryland State Police, Cora Rice Elementary School, and Our Lady of the Fields. Mission BBQ of Glen Burnie served as the food sponsor.
Partners In Care is a local 501(c)3 nonprofit organization that provides no cost transportation and other services to help older adults in Anne Arundel County remain independent in their homes and engaged in the community. The organization develops, manages, and integrates innovative reciprocity programs where participants contribute to the well-being of one another.
For more information about Partners In Care and its array of services for older adults, please call 410-544-4800 or visit our website at www.partnersincare.org.