WHAT IS THE RECOGNITION CEREMONY?
Compass honors all hospice patients who have served in the military with a special ceremony. Each honoree is presented with a pin, framed certificate, tabletop flag, and a patriotic lap quilt made by volunteers. The pinning ceremony includes veteran-to-veteran pinning, along with a team of a social worker, nurse, minister, volunteer manager, and the family.
For veterans admitted to the hospice center, an American flag and the flag of the veteran’s branch of the service are posted on either side of the door to the patient’s room.