We Honor Veterans

We Honor Veterans photo
Jim Sterling, with Hospice of the Red River Valley, Terry and her daughter Pat during a We Honor Veterans ceremony recognizing Terry’s military service. Read Terry’s story.

Honoring our nation’s veterans includes not only acknowledging their service and sacrifice, but also supporting them throughout their entire lives. Hospice of the Red River Valley has had the honor of providing care for thousands of veterans since our founding in 1981.

Approximately 25 percent of those who die every year in the U.S. are those who served in the military. To reflect the important contributions made by these men and women, Hospice of the Red River Valley participates in the We Honor Veterans program that focuses on veteran-specific programs for end-of-life care.

The program is a partnership between the National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization (NHPCO) and the Department of Veterans Affairs to empower hospice organizations to meet the unique needs of dying veterans and their families.

Hospice of the Red River Valley accompanies and guides veterans and their families toward a more peaceful end through recognizing the unique needs of those who served in the military. In cases where there might be some specific needs related to military service, combat experience or traumatic events, Hospice of the Red River Valley has the specialized resources and training to help.

Our staff and volunteers, some of whom have served in the military themselves, take great pride in honoring veteran patients and their families.

Partners in Service

Our veterans deserve the highest-quality end-of-life care possible. Hospice of the Red River Valley is honored to partner with several organizations to help ensure hospice services are available to veterans in our region. Through our partnerships with the Veterans Administration Medical Center, the North Dakota Veterans Home and various fraternal organizations, we continually look for ways to grow and improve our outreach to veterans and their families.

We have a special need for volunteers who have served in the military. Are you interested in volunteering with veterans? Get started here.

We extend our thanks to the many people who have served in the military and their families, who have allowed us to give back by serving those who have served for us. It is truly an honor and a privilege to provide care for these American heroes.

Veterans’ Resources

For information about the hospice VA benefit, visit benefits.va.gov/benefits.
To locate a local veteran service officer (VSO), visit www.nacvso.org.
To learn more about We Honor Veterans, visit www.wehonorveterans.org.