NeuroRestorative is proud to honor both our participants and staff members this Veteran’s Day and recognize the sacrifices they and their families have made.
“At NeuroRestorative, we are committed to supporting Veterans on the road to recovery from brain injury. We are proud to honor our participants and staff members who have served our nation and committed themselves to the preservation of our freedoms,” said Bill Duffy, President, NeuroRestorative.
Across the country, NeuroRestorative programs are participating in Veteran’s Day by attending parades, hosting meals for participants and staff members, and attending various celebratory events and gatherings.
At NeuroRestorative New Jersey’s program in Galloway, participants will be invited to write their responses to the question “What does Veteran’s Day mean to me?” and assemble collages to honor their fellow participants.
“The day is special because for our program, it means honor, courage, respect and sacrifice —we honor our Veterans’ courage and respect their sacrifice,” said Christine Prior, Program Director of the Galloway program.
Other programs, including NeuroRestorative programs in Florida, Ohio, Illinois, Georgia and Maryland, plan to attend local parades and other community events.
“In addition to a Veteran’s Day parade in our community, there will be a celebration of ‘Veterans and the Arts’ at the Hylton Performing Arts Center at George Mason University. It’s an interactive day of celebration and arts experience for Veterans, with music making, lessons and jam sessions, visual art experiences, instrument petting zoo, performance showcases and an exhibition of Veterans’ artwork,” said Lisa Beach, Program Director, NeuroRestorative National Capitol.
“NeuroRestorative Illinois primarily serves individuals from Indiana, Iowa and Illinois. These three states have a proud tradition of military service and are currently home to more than 1.4 million Veterans. At NeuroRestorative Illinois, we recognize the safety and liberty we enjoy every day thanks to the sacrifices of our armed services,” said Scott Shaw, State Director, NeuroRestorative Illinois. This Veteran’s Day, NeuroRestorative Carbondale, based in Illinois, will host a Veteran’s Day ceremony where a speaker from the VA will share their story of service. Veteran staff and participants will also be recognized for their service during the ceremony.
NeuroRestorative Virginia’s program in Blacksburg will recognize Veteran’s Day over the course of the week. The program participants and staff plan to wear yellow ribbons to honor Veterans, visit the National D-Day Memorial Museum, write and present essays and poems focused on patriotism, and watch a patriotic film at the end of the week.