Approximately 25 percent of those who die every year in the U.S. are Veterans. To help provide care and support that reflects the important contributions made by these men and women, Hospice of the Red River Valley has become a national partner of We Honor Veterans, a pioneering campaign developed by National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization in collaboration with the Department of Veterans Affairs.
As a We Honor Veterans partner, Hospice of the Red River Valley will implement ongoing Veteran-centered education for their staff and volunteers to help improve the care they provide to the Veterans they proudly serve. The nation is seeing many of the Veterans who served in World War II and Korea pass away—and the number of deaths of Vietnam Veterans is beginning to rise.
By recognizing the unique needs of our nation’s Veterans who face life-limiting illnesses, Hospice of the Red River Valley is better able to accompany and guide Veterans and their families toward a more peaceful ending. And in cases where there might be some specific needs related to the Veteran’s military service, combat experience or other traumatic events, Hospice of the Red River Valley will find tools to help support those they are caring for.
“America’s Veterans have done everything asked of them in their mission to serve our country,” says Susan Fuglie, Hospice of the Red River Valley’s executive director. “As a We Honor Veterans partner, Hospice of the Red River Valley fulfills its mission to serve these men and women with the dignity they deserve.”
Hospice of the Red River Valley is also a member of the Fargo Moorhead West Fargo Chamber of Commerce Honor Star Program—an initiative to make the metro more military friendly. The Honor Star program allows individuals and businesses to show their support for the men and women of our military and say thank you to those who have been called to serve our country.
To learn more about We Honor Veterans, please visit www.wehonorveterans.org.