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OhioHealth Military Pinning Ceremonies

Honoring Those Who Have Given So Much To Our Country

The United States of America has been shaped by the men and women who have served and continue to serve in the military.

Throughout this country, some of those veterans are getting sick, ending up in hospitals, or in hospice care.

When that happens at OhioHealth, the hospital and hospice programs offer the veteran and their family a special pinning ceremony.

Last month in Bellville, Ohio John Huml, World War II veteran got his special day before friends and family.

"“It’s a beautiful gesture,” he said to Danae King of the Columbus Dispatch. “All these nice people, all standing around honoring the veteran of World War II.”

OhioHealth Hospice does dozens of military pinning's each year.

Robyn May, volunteer coordinator for OhioHealth Hospice Mansfield says this is a way to give back to those who have given so much.

“I want him to feel like people appreciate his service, because they make such a big sacrifice,” she said to the Dispatch. “If I can have a part in making sure they do get recognized at least one more time, I think that’s important.”

Huml served 25 months during the war. His face lit up when he saw other men in uniform. Shaking hands, trading salutes, Huml says he's proud of his country, and with a ceremony like this, those that love this country do their best to show Huml just how proud they are of him.

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