Honor Guard Dedicates New Flagpole at Brooklyn Park Hospice
A local hospice center has a new honor for veterans. J.A. Wedum Residential Hospice dedicated its new flag pole on Friday. The Minnesota National Guard’s Funeral Honors Team was at their Brooklyn Park campus to raise the flag for the first time. Staff at the hospice center say veterans are among their clients, and honoring their service with this flag is important.
“Towards the end we tend to reminisce about our lives and look at our legacy,” says Wedeum’s We Honor Vets Committee member Sheila Duddy. “Being in the service is an important part of that legacy. And we really truly want to thank our veterans.”
After the flag-raising ceremony, attendees went inside to take a look at Valor Quilts. Those quilts, made by volunteers, drape the bodies of veterans who pass in the hospice center as a final honor.