On Thursday, Nov. 9, Gulf Coast Village hosted its annual Veterans Day service for its residents and their families. The event was held in collaboration with Volunteers of America National Services, Gulf Coast Village’s sponsoring partner.
Gulf Coast Village’s 59 veteran residents of all branches of the military were recognized and honored for their service. Gulf Coast Village hosts a Veterans Day program each year to recognize its residents.
The service included a welcome ceremony, color guard performances, the singing of the National Anthem, an opening prayer, a telling of the history of Veterans Day, a Veterans poem read by Sophie Barry, a medal of honor ceremony, two music videos, a Veterans story and a closing word.
Veteran residents and Pastor Bob Inkenbrandt were among the events speakers. Inkenbrandt shared stories of his own military experience and his personal connection to the military.
“At Gulf Coast Village, we honor veterans on Veterans Day and throughout the year,” said Greg Anderson, executive director at Gulf Coast Village. “Being able to recognize our residents who have done so much for our country makes this day incredibly memorable. We look forward to this event each year, as do our Veteran residents.”
To learn more about Gulf Coast Village, please visit GulfCoastVillage.org or call 239-772-1333.
About Gulf Coast Village
Founded in 1989, Gulf Coast Village is the premier Continuing Care Retirement Community (CCRC) in Cape Coral, Florida. Residents enjoy active living in an unparalleled lifestyle of comfort and convenience with a rich array of services and amenities that are focused on living well. The community also offers the security of knowing there is a full continuum of care, including independent living, assisted living, specialized memory support, skilled nursing, home health, rehabilitation services and Senior Choice at Home, a continuing care at home program. Gulf Coast Village is located at 1333 Santa Barbara Blvd., Cape Coral, FL 33991. For more information, call 239-772-1333 or visit GulfCoastVillage.org.
About Volunteers of America National Services
Gulf Coast Village is sponsored by Volunteers of America National Services (VOANS). VOANS is a nonprofit, mission-based organization dedicated to helping those in need to live healthy, safe and productive lives. Since 1896, VOANS’s ministry of service has supported and empowered America’s most vulnerable groups, including veterans, seniors, people with disabilities, at-risk youth, men and women returning from prison, homeless individuals and families, those recovering from addictions and many others. Through hundreds of human service programs, including housing and health care, Volunteers of America National Services helps almost 1.5 million people in over 400 communities. For more information about Volunteers of America National Services, visit VOANS.org.