Women Recognized by Vet-to-Vet Volunteer on Veterans Day
Zanesville, OH (Nov. 17, 2014) – Genesis Hospice recognized five women on Veterans Day for their service in the military as part of the “We Honor Veterans” campaign. The women were recognized during a pinning ceremony by Ben Jennings, a Veteran-to-Veteran (Vet-to-Vet) volunteer. Each woman received an American flag pin at the ceremony on Nov. 11 at the Zanesville Christian Women’s luncheon.
Genesis Hospice honored five women for their service to our country on Veterans Day. Pictured left to right are Elizabeth Herrell, Gay Rhodes, Lois Havens, Rose Kopecki and Cassie Cappel.
The women recognized include 94-Genesis Hospice honored five women on Veterans Day for their service to our country as part of the “We Honor Veterans” campaign. year-old Gay Rhodes, who was a Second Lieutenant in the Army Nurse Corps and served at the Army Hospital in Martinsburg, West Virginia. The youngest woman honored was Cassie Cappel. She served eight years in the Army Reserves as a medical supply sergeant.
Also recognized were: Elizabeth Herrell, an Air Force Master Sergeant serving three years in Germany and 10 years at England Air Force Base with the Flying Tigers; Lois Havens, who served in the Navy Waves for 23 years and was an operating room technician in South Carolina, Maryland and Virginia; Rose Kopecki, an Army Specialist Fourth Class serving seven years in Germany and Fort Hood, Texas.
The Vet-to-Vet program was the Christian Women’s featured outreach at the luncheon. The Vet-to-Vet program pairs recruited veteran volunteers with hospice patients who have been identified as veterans. The Vet-to-Vet program is part of the “We Honor Veterans” campaign by the National Hospice & Palliative Care organization in conjunction with the Department of Veteran Affairs. For more information about the “We Honor Veterans” campaign, call Genesis Hospice at 454-5364.