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Veteran honors to Dwight Shipley

We Honor Veterans was please to offer veteran honors to Dwight Shipley. He spent two years in the Army during the Korean War, based with The Old Guard in Fort Myer, Virginia. In addition to military services and parades, his division also performed duties at Walter Reed Hospital.

Veteran Honors

As a nation, we proudly honor veterans like Dwight and his service members each year on November 11th – Veterans Day. Veterans Day means more than a celebration to those who served. It’s not just about parades and flying the American Flag. It is a time to reflect on their service and the deep loyalty they feel for their country.

Kansas City Hospice has the distinct honor of providing advanced illness and end-of-life care to over 500 veterans annually. We understand the importance of recognizing veterans and honoring them, especially as they take one of life’s most important journeys. KCH is proud to be a Level 3 partner in the national We Honor Veterans program. Dwight and his family were thrilled when KCH arranged for Dwight to receive recognition.

 

A proud family

Dwight was proud to have the privilege of serving his country. His recognition ceremony included the presentation of a Certificate of Service and a medal honoring him for his contributions. Recognizing his service was a milestone for him and his family, including his wife, Jan, of more than 50 years, his daughter, son, and five grandchildren.

His grandson, Stephen, recalls, “The award ceremony was a really cool experience! It was awesome to learn about my grandfather’s military service. I loved seeing him recognized for all of the hard work he put in and I think he loved that all of his family was there to share that awesome moment with him!”
Dwight’s daughter, Lisa, expresses the family’s gratitude. “Our family was so appreciative of this special event and my dad was very humbled. Our time together is priceless and we’re thankful that Kansas City Hospice helps to promote its importance.”

Being a We Honor Veterans partner means KCH has committed to providing staff training and patient care specific to the unique emotional, social, and medical needs of veterans. We honor each veteran and ensure they can spend their final days in comfort, reflecting with family on their life and accomplishments.

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The mission of Kansas City Hospice & Palliative Care is to bring expert care, peace of mind, comfort, guidance, and hope to people who are affected by life-limiting illness or by grief. Our vision is that each person in our community is valued from life through death and each family is supported in their grief.

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