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Posted on: May 24, 2019

Crest Haven Nursing Home Veterans Place Flags for Memorial Day


Crest Haven Veterans Memorial Day

From left to right - Richard Benson, Joseph Schaffer, Bill Howard and Earl Griffis


While there are close to a dozen Veterans at Crest Haven Nursing & Rehabilitation Center, three of our distinguished members participated in placing flags in our beautiful gardens for Memorial Day.

 

Mr. Joseph Schaffer served in the Army in Germany.  Mr. Richard Benson is a Korean War Veteran.  Mr. Earl Griffis, a World War II Veteran, was on a Submarine-Chaser in the Pacific.  In January 1945, he was below deck when the ship was bombed and sank.  

 

Bill Howard, of the Crest Haven Maintenance Department, coordinated the Memorial Day recognition of our Veterans.  Bill was in the Navy and served in the Middle East.  He is a member of VFW Post 5343 located in the Villas.  The Post supplied the flags which were donated by Ace Hardware.

 

Three courageous men who served our country – “…the land of the free and the home of the brave”.

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