St. Francis Manor Hosts Veterans Program

Seated—Seeland Park resident Jane Thompson holding the flag in honor of her late husband and veteran, Don Thompson with her daughter, Claudia Brammer from Rosemount, Minnesota. Standing L-R: Dorothy Peak, Don Thompson’s sister; Larry Ellis, Ron Davis, Ed Adkins, George Fowler, and Jane’s granddaughter, Danae (Carroll) Hewitt with her daughters, Sadie and Ruthie from Ankeny.
Seated—Seeland Park resident Jane Thompson holding the flag in honor of her late husband and veteran, Don Thompson with her daughter, Claudia Brammer from Rosemount, Minnesota.
Standing L-R: Dorothy Peak, Don Thompson’s sister; Larry Ellis, Ron Davis, Ed Adkins, George Fowler, and Jane’s granddaughter, Danae (Carroll) Hewitt with her daughters, Sadie and Ruthie from Ankeny.
While Pianist Jolene Jones played music from each branch of the military, attendees stood for the branch they or a loved one had served – those standing represented the Army.
While Pianist Jolene Jones played music from each branch of the military, attendees stood for the branch they or a loved one had served – those standing represented the Army.

St. Francis Manor hosted a remembrance program for veterans on Thursday, November 10th.  We hope you will include the attached pictures and write-up below on ourgrinnell.com:

A Veterans Remembrance Program was hosted by St. Francis Manor on Thursday, November 10, to honor local veterans.  Over 120 people attended the event including St. Francis Manor and Seeland Park residents as well as veterans from the Grinnell community.  Activity Directors Caitlin Mellick and Abby Renbarger presented the program which included Army Veteran Jon Duke sharing his story of serving in Iraq in the Intelligence Department. The Grinnell Ceremonial Unit represented by Commander Ron Davis presented the flag to Seeland Park resident Jane Thompson, in honor of her late husband and veteran, Don Thompson, who served in the Army from 1944-1946 in the Occupational Forces in Germany.  Don passed away last year and was a resident of St. Francis Manor at the time of his death.  Attendees enjoyed light hors d’oeuvres and beverages provided by the Culinary Department following the program.

George Fowler from the Color Guard played “Taps.”
George Fowler from the Color Guard played “Taps.”

 

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