Diakon honors senior living residents who served in the military

Diakon Senior Living Communities (Monday November 11, 2019)

Retiring of the colors at The Lutheran Home at Topton

Diakon today recognized military veterans among residents at its various senior living communities.

As a guest speaker at Luther Crest, a Diakon senior living community in Allentown, Pennsylvania, noted, “There is no junior varsity. Our vets are the first team.”

The various recognition events included posting and retiring of the Military Colors, band performances, speakers, pinning ceremonies and certificate presentations. Diakon’s Office of Development provides gifts for the veterans.

Photographs from the event are shown below. For stories about some of the veterans, see our eDiakonnect articleIn addition, you may be interested in our recent blog post.

Luther Crest resident, veteran and event guest speaker Steve Winsor.

Luther Crest resident, veteran and event guest speaker Steve Winsor.

The celebration at Frey Village, Middletown, Pennsylvania, featured Army Lieutenant Colonel Daniel Horn, right, as guest speaker and Landon Mak, who provided special patriotic music.

Student musicians from the Donald H. Eichorn Lewisburg Area Middle School performed a variety of patriotic songs during the celebration at Buffalo Valley Lutheran Village in Lewisburg, Pennsylvania.

The color guard at Buffalo Valley Lutheran Village, Lewisburg, Pennsylvania.

Musical entertainment at the Veterans Day event at Cumberland Crossings, Carlisle, Pennsylvania.

Musicians lead an event at Diakon Senior Living – Hagerstown. 

Flag presentation at Manatawny Manor, Pottstown, Pennsylvania.

Bagpipes at Twining Village, Holland, Pennsylvania.