Kentfield, CA (05/17/17) “A veteran is someone who wrote a blank check payable to the United States of America for an amount up to and including their life. The currency of freedom is the blood, sweat and tears of a nation’s people.”
These moving words adorn the wall of our lobby above our new Veteran’s Wall, which we dedicated on Wednesday, May 17th. WindChime currently has nine veterans of the armed forces, three of whom served during World War II.
The central piece of our memorial is the burial flag of Teddy Berlin, which was donated by his widow, Mrs. Ruth Berlin. The illustration below accompanies Teddy’s flag.
Each one of our veterans is represented by a canvas display depicting their photo, name, rank, branch and dates of service, as well as significant awards or achievements and unit insignia. Five displays are completed, with the rest in process.
WindChime would like to send our thanks and gratitude to Vicki Hart for her volunteer efforts and for facilitating the connection with Brian Brown, the Care Manager and Coordinator for the Holocaust Survivor Reparations Programs of the San Francisco Jewish Family and Children’s Services.
We would also like to recognize and thank Melanie Lawrence and Sarah Hubbard from Heartland Hospice in San Rafael. Heartland has a tradition of supporting our veterans, and they were kind enough to award certificates of recognition to our residents and employees who have served in the armed forces.
We thank our veterans for their service and encourage the public to visit our lobby and take a look at our new Veteran’s Wall. #BECONNECTED!
For more information on WindChime of Marin, or to set up a tour, call (530) 414-9700.