On February 1st, I had the honor and privilege of being a part of a Quilt of Valor presentation and surprise birthday party for a beloved local veteran. Mr. Robertson served in the United States Army during the Korean War. When asked about his time in the service, he said he wouldn’t trade his experience for anything. He had many stories to tell and would light up as he shared such memories. Through the years, Mr. Robertson remained heavily involved with assisting fellow veterans, as well as his community as a whole.
Getting the chance to honor their husband, father, grandfather, and friend on this day meant a lot to the family because they knew it might be the last chance they would have the chance. His wife, two daughters, grandchildren, close friends, and several Embrace staff members were present around his bed as Mr. Robertson was pinned and received his Quilt of Honor. There was not a dry eye in the room as the quilt was laid on him. It was a day which we were all thankful for getting to share with an incredible man.
Mr. Robertson passed away a few days after we were able to do this for him. His family said it was a moment they would always cherish and loved having the quilt that they could remember that great night. They were very appreciative that they were able to have that one last party for him, and that he was honored in a way that he deserved.
If you would like more information on our Embrace Veterans program or the Quilt of Valor program, please contact any of our Embrace Hospice offices.