As we approach, celebrate, and acknowledge Veterans Day we are given the opportunity to reflect on and honor the sacrifices our Veterans have made. They have sacrificed time, energy, mental and physical health, safety, security and much more. Here at Liv Communities we want them to have the opportunity to take back their time, energy, health, and security. We aim to provide a place where Veterans feel luved, appreciated, and honored. A place they are proud to call home.
Each LivGenerations community honors and celebrates Veterans in their own way because we want Veterans to have a home where their sacrifices are not taken for granted. Some of the ways in which our communities show humble appreciation and honor to our Veterans are by hosting a Memorial day and Veterans Day Celebration, lining the entry way with flags on each palm tree for Flag Day, lighting a candle on a table all day to commemorate fallen and missing in action POW (Fallen Comrade or Missing Man) service members, and having a Veterans wall honoring all of our Veteran Residents.
This year we were especially excited to welcome and honor our first female veteran at our LivGenerations Pinnacle Peak community. Carolyn Adams served from the late 40’s to the early 50’s as part of the Women Accepted for Volunteer Emergency Service military unit. We are honored to be the place Carolyn now calls home.
With Veterans Day fast approaching we want to highlight our Veterans Day ceremony that is taking place at LivGenerations Ahwatukee. Due to our strong Veteran Leader and longtime LivGenerations Resident, Don Taylor, we have had a Veterans Day celebration every year since opening. Don served in the Marine Corps between 1952 and 1954. Don is a very proud Veteran. “I love my country and I am proud to have served. Every Veteran no matter their time in the service or job in the service should be equally recognized. The older I get the prouder I am to have served my country.” Says Don. The celebration includes traditions such as the Presentation of the Colors by the Air Force Honor Guard, the Pledge of Allegiance, the National Anthem, and the Folding of the Flag Ceremony.
In past years this celebration has been open to the public and friends and family would come and gather to pay their respect and honor to our brave veterans and those who are currently serving. Unfortunately, due to COVID, this year’s celebration will not be open to public and will only include residents of the community.
Breann Kelley who is the Executive Director at LivGenerations Ahwatukee has had her hands in the preparation and organizing of the Veterans Day event from the moment she started. Kelley is just blown away by all the community does to give honor and thanks to the Veterans at the community. “The celebrations we put on for our Veterans are just mind boggling. It has to do with the fact that we have so many prideful Veterans in our community which is why we have so many traditions that honor them in the way they deserve” said Kelley.
To all Veterans, from all of us here at Liv Communities we want to extend our gratitude for your service to America on Veterans Day and always!
If you are interested in learning more about our communities and the wonderful ways we celebrate and honor our residents check us out online at LivGenerations.com. We’d love the opportunity to tell you more and show you around one of our beautiful communities.