We Honor Veterans

We Honor Veterans is a program of the National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization (NHPCO) in collaboration with the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA), invites hospices, state hospice organizations, Hospice-Veteran Partnerships and VA facilities to join a pioneering program focused on respectful inquiry, compassionate listening and grateful acknowledgment. By recognizing the unique needs of America’s veterans and their families, community providers, in partnership with VA staff, will learn how to accompany and guide them through their life stories toward a more peaceful ending.

Veterans Hospice Care

Let Freedom Ring Proclamation

WHEREAS, the freedom and security that citizens of the United States enjoy today are the direct results of the bloodshed, sacrifice and continued vigilance given by the United States Armed Forces over the history of our great nation; and

WHEREAS, the sacrifices that such members of the United States Armed Forces and of the family members that supported them, have preserved the liberties that have enriched this nation making it unique in the world community; and

WHEREAS, the _________________ is calling for all _____________ to remember those who have given of themselves in defense of freedom and to honor these men and women of our Armed Forces who have served and who are serving our country; and

WHEREAS, on Veteran’s Day, November 11 at 1100 AM, we traditionally pause for two minutes of silence in honor of our veterans.  However, our veterans cannot hear two minutes of silence and we have been silent for too long.

NOW THEREFORE, I _________________________________ do proclaim that beginning this year and each year hereafter at 1100 AM that we pause and ring the bells of freedom across the ______________________ to show our appreciation so that all who hear will know that the bells are ringing in honor of those who have served and who are serving in the United States Armed Forces.