Corby Place Unveils 'Wall of Honor' to Recognize Veterans

A St. Joseph senior living facility wants to make sure their veterans are remembered for their service every day of the year.

Posted: Nov. 10, 2017 4:31 PM
Updated: Nov. 13, 2017 10:19 AM

A St. Joseph senior living facility is using Veterans Day 2017 to make sure their veterans are honored for their service every day.

Corby Place Senior Living unveiled an "Wall of Honor" on Friday during their veteran recognition.

"We didn't have their pictures displayed anywhere, so we started by taking a group picture," Corby Place Community Relations Director Teresa Rohrer said.

Now, an individual photo of each veteran that lives at Corby Place hangs on the wall.

Corby Place also hosted a special lunch for their vets on Friday, complete with a surprise.

Each veteran received a hand-written note and special gift from a kindergartner who wanted to thank them for their service.

Korean War veteran Dennis Thompson was honored by the gestures.

"You know, when we came back, we got nothing," Thompson said. "And this is wonderful of people to put forth the effort to honor us. It's heartwarming."

Rohrer said Corby Place has one of the largest veteran population among senior communities in St. Joseph.

The "Wall of Honor" will be a permanent addition to Corby Place.

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