We provide the unique care and support that veterans who are facing a life-limiting illness need.
The Veterans Garden on our Raleigh campus is filled with bricks purchased by families to honor loved ones who served in the military. Each branch of the armed forces is represented on our flag post.
How We Honor Veterans
“We Honor Veterans”
To help provide a quality of care and support that reflects the important contributions made by these men and women, Transitions LifeCare is a Level Three National Partner of We Honor Veterans, a pioneering campaign developed by the National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization in collaboration with the Department of Veterans Affairs. By recognizing the unique needs of our nation’s veterans who are facing a life-limiting illness, Transitions LifeCare is able to accompany and guide these men and women toward a more peaceful ending.
It is with great pride that our Veterans Garden honors veterans, their families, and loved ones. You can become part of a special group of donors who want to make sure future generations never forget the sacrifices made to ensure their freedom. Bricks are either installed along the pathway or under the branch of service you select near the base of the flagpole. Order your brick to be displayed in the Veterans Garden.
Upon family request, a veteran volunteer meets with the veteran patient, providing an opportunity for the sharing of stories. This one-on-one, veteran-to-veteran experience creates a safe space for the veteran to reminisce. The veteran volunteer also conducts a pinning ceremony, presenting a certificate of appreciation and a lapel pin to the veteran.
Our Veterans Day ceremonies recognize and honor more than 300 veterans annually at several local facilities. We also host a Memorial Day ceremony on our campus at the Veterans Garden. The ceremony honors, remembers, and celebrates those who have served through speakers, proclamations, and rituals. Members of our community and families who have donated a brick of remembrance to honor their loved veterans are invited to attend.
If you are a veteran who would like to volunteer with Transitions LifeCare, you can help us recognize our patients who are also veterans by: utilizing a military history checklist at admission, helping with recognition events like pinning ceremonies and certificate presentations, sharing military stories with the patient, helping create a legacy for the patient’s family and by reaching out to other community organizations.