We Honor Veterans
We Honor Veterans, a program of Hospice and Palliative Care of Greensboro (HPCG) in collaboration with the National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization (NHPCO) and the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA), is a program focused on respectful inquiry, compassionate listening and grateful acknowledgment. By recognizing the unique needs of America’s Veterans and their families, we can learn how to accompany and guide them through their life stories toward a more peaceful ending.
We Honor Veterans provides educational tools and resources in advancing these goals:
- Promote Veteran-centric educational activities.
- Increase organizational capacity to serve Veterans.
- Support development of strategic partnerships.
- Increase access and improve quality.
HPCG provides comfort and support at the end of life to Veterans in our community and explores the challenges Veterans may be facing from illness, isolation or traumatic life experience.
Stories about Veteran Patients and Family Members
HPCG has assisted many Veteran patients and family members over the years and has collected an array of meaningful stories. Here are just a few.
Iwo Jima Veteran Faces His Toughest Battle as a Caregiver
Marine Veteran, Robert Oscar Ford, survived one of the bloodiest conflicts in Marine Corp history, the Battle of Iwo Jima. Yet his toughest battle began when his beloved wife, Jackie, was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease fourteen years ago. Click here to read more.
World War II Veteran Visits His 50th U.S. State at Age 92
On September 9, 2014, Warren Wilson realized his dream of visiting his 50th U.S. state when he touched down in Anchorage, Alaska. Wilson, a 92-year-old patient with Hospice and Palliative Care of Greensboro (HPCG), served in the U.S. Army during World War II. Click here to read more.
Bringing Meaning to a Veteran’s Final Days
Charlie, an 85-year-old patient with Hospice and Palliative Care of Greensboro (HPCG), saw a great deal while serving as a Marine in World War II. Betty Senor, his hospice nurse, listened as Charlie talked about leading his men into battle, as he revisited the fears from his combat experience near the end of his life. Click here to read more.
Veteran and Volunteer Forge Meaningful Bond
For years, Paul Goble put a lighthearted spin on his WWII stories. In reality, he faced many perilous times. He served as a flight engineer on 36 B-17 missions, one of which took him behind enemy lines on D-Day. Click here to read more.
For More Information
Download HPCG’s We Honor Veterans flyer. The We Honor Veterans brochure is available here along with a YouTube Video provided by the National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization (NHPCO) and Veterans Affairs (VA).
For more information about the We Honor Veterans program, please contact
Paul Russ, MFA, CFRE
Vice President of Marketing and Development
If you would like to make a donation to support Veterans, click here.