Caring for Caregivers

JANUARY 2013 WINNER

Congratulations to Nancy Stephany

Our family surprised nancy stephany after one of our families nominated her for all her hard work and care.  she went above her expectations and does so in all her work and home life.

Our family thanks Nancy Stephany for going above and beyond.  Your generosity and devotion does not go unrecognized.

MONROE COUNTY AMERICAN LEGION APPRECIATION DINNER

AMERICAN LEGION APPRECIATION DINNER 2013

Military Honors Service for deceased Veterans

“This is to raise awareness to the full Military Honors Funeral Services provided by the Monroe County American Legion Honor Guard. The “Final Salute” rendered by the Honor Guard is a reverent and solemn service to bid farewell to our departed comrade.
Too often a veteran is not given a “Final Salute” because the family wasn’t aware that such a service existed. It is our job to make known to all veteran families that we are here to serve our departed. It is our honor and duty to provide a military send-off for a deserving veteran that offered his/her life for the good of the country.
The “Final Salute” consists of a prayer, the firing of the rifles, the sounding of taps, the folding and presenting of the American Flag under which this veteran served. A poppy is then placed on the urn or casket signifying this veteran will not be forgotten. A salute is executed with a blessing that the veteran “Rest in Peace.”
Let us not forget what these veterans did to preserve our freedom. Let us give them the Military Honors Burial they deserve.”

In Comradeship and service,
Gerald Cunningham
Commander Monroe County
American Legion Honor Guard.

Click on link below to view each Name and Plaque of the Monroe County American Legion Officers

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Our family would like to thank all the Veterans in our community especially the Monroe County American Legion Honor Guard for all you do for us, our community and the Veterans of the United States Military.

 

NATIONAL BLOOD DONOR MONTH

January is the perfect time to honor the people who help others through the simple act of giving blood. If you can’t give blood due to medical reasons, you can use this time to encourage friends and family to donate, or even help at a local blood drive.

Since 1970, January has been known as National Blood Donor Month. It’s a time when blood organizations like the American Red Cross pay tribute to the nearly 11 million people who give blood each year, and encourage others to start the New Year off right by coming to give the gift of life.

January is a challenging time for blood donation because cold and snowy weather and busy post-holiday schedules can make it difficult for blood donors to keep appointments. Regardless of the time of year, hospital patients nationwide need about 44,000 blood donations daily for cancer care, surgeries, and the treatment of serious diseases and trauma. The Red Cross encourages donors to make and keep appointments, both for convenience and to reinforce the feeling of commitment. Community members can also contribute to the blood supply by organizing or volunteering at a blood drive, or by suggesting blood donation to their family and friends.

FOR MORE INFORMATION visit www.RedCrossBlood.org