2012-11-16


Veterans Honored By the Kane Centers

Flag Raising Ceremony Color Guard
All Star Banjos Bagpipes

The Kane Regional Centers recognized its veteran residents and employees during a series of special programs on and surrounding Veterans Day.

Kane Scott had a morning program with a visit from the American Legion Post 290 of Scott Township. The activity room was beautifully decorated in red, white and blue and there was plenty of patriotic music.  Each veteran was awarded a certificate of appreciation in recognition of their service.  “The American Legion post 290 will return in December to deliver Christmas gifts to the residents,” said Marci Donovan Therapeutic Recreation Manager at Kane Scott.  “We truly appreciate everything they do to help our residents.”

Allegheny County Councilman Bob Macey visited the Kane Regional Center in McKeesport.  Mr. Macey donated a new United States flag to the center in honor of the veterans.  State Senator Jim Brewster also attended the ceremony.  American Legion Post 447 was on hand and they provided an honor guard that added to the tribute.  Robert Culbertson, Veteran’s Program Liaison from VITAS Hospice attended the program in Marine uniform and presented the veterans certificates that commemorated their service to the country.

At Kane Glen Hazel the Pittsburgh Firefighter Local #1 Color Guard dropped in to give accolades to the veterans.  The All Star Banjos also joined in the celebration and played more patriotic tunes.  Kathi Lindsley, Supervisor of Recreational Therapy did an excellent job on the vocals.  “The Pittsburgh Firefighter Memorial Pipe Band treated us to moving renditions of the military theme songs and to Taps as we honored those who served our great country,” said Lindsley. 

The Kane Regional Centers thank their residents, families and employees who serve or have served in the U.S. military to defend our country’s freedom.  The country owes a debt of gratitude to all veterans who have fought to keep this country free.

For more information, contact Bill LaLonde, Community Outreach Representative at 412.422.6773.

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