Veteran’s Day 2019

The Inn at Belden Village is home to many residents with an array of different backgrounds and stories. Many of our residents have spent time in the military, so Veteran’s Day is very important to us. We wanted to be sure to let our former soldiers know how much we appreciate their service, so we hosted a little ceremony for them and their families. 

During the ceremony, all of our veterans were pinned in front of their proud families. We even got to hear from a few of them about their experiences in the military. Resident Ted Adams recited his favorite war poem, “In Flanders Fields”, which was written by Lieutenant-Colonel John McCrae during the first World War. The poem has a beautiful message about continuing to live on and fight the fight to make the fallen proud.

Here’s the poem so you all can enjoy it, too!

In Flanders fields the poppies blow
Between the crosses, row on row,
    That mark our place; and in the sky
    The larks, still bravely singing, fly
Scarce heard amid the guns below.
We are the Dead. Short days ago
We lived, felt dawn, saw sunset glow,
    Loved and were loved, and now we lie,
        In Flanders fields.
Take up our quarrel with the foe:
To you from failing hands we throw
    The torch; be yours to hold it high.
    If ye break faith with us who die
We shall not sleep, though poppies grow
        In Flanders fields.

Enjoy some photos of our veterans and their families!