Honoring Local Veterans: Dunbar Village hosts ceremony for elders and staff who served country
By Cassandra Favre Staff Writer
Nov 14, 2017, 16:50
Navy veteran Alfred Courtiade. Photo by Cassandra Favre
"On Veterans Day we honor all. Who answered to a service call. Soldiers young, and soldiers old. Fought for freedom, brave and bold. Some have lived, while others died. And all of them deserve our pride. We're proud of all the soldiers who. Kept thinking of red, white and blue. They fought for us and all our rights. They fought through many days and nights. And though we may not know each name. We thank all veterans just the same." –– "Veterans Day," a poem by Cheryl Dyson.
Kare-In-Home Home Health and Hospice and Dunbar Village on Friday hosted a Veterans Day ceremony honoring elders and staff members who served in the U.S. military.
Lee Ann Newman and Jamie Woods with Kare-In-Home passed out certificates and ribbons with patriotic pins attached.
Elder veterans honored included: Fuk Wong; Col. Randolph Bourgeois, who served in the Army for 30 years; Joseph Duteil, who served in the Army during WWII; Ronald Frank, who served in the Air Force; Admiral James McCardell, who served in the U.S. Air Force; Billy Tate, who served in the National Guard; James Williams, who served in the Army; Dan Hayes, who served in the Air Force; Alfred Courtiade, who served in the Navy and August Sager who served in the Navy.
Dunbar Village employees honored included: Damian Dorsey, Navy; Mickey Clifton, Army; Patricia Everett, Navy; Patrick Dwyer, Air Force and Matthew Johns, Army.
Army veteran Col. Randolph Bourgeois. Photo by Cassandra Favre