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Elder Veterans Celebrated at Unique, Inclusive Events

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November 15, 2017
Elder Veterans Celebrated at Unique, Inclusive Events

Huntsville, Ala. (Nov. 14, 2017) – Redstone Village, which is operated by the not-for-profit Redstone Military Retirement Residence Association, honored its resident veterans with unique, engaging events this Veterans Day holiday.

“We at Redstone Village care very much about the men and women who devoted their lives in service to our country. While Huntsville has many Veterans Day activities, our most-senior residents cannot attend. That’s why we felt it was important to host unique and memorable events to honor them and to express our gratitude for their sacrifices,” said Jane Scrivner, Executive Director of Redstone Village.

On Thursday, Gary Piattoni, renowned appraiser and storyteller from public television’s Antiques Roadshow, revealed the value of more than 70 treasures presented by Redstone Village residents and community members. He told the history and determined the value of items ranging from woven Aztec baskets to a family’s Civil War-era sword that has been passed from generation to generation and was estimated to be worth $10,000. Piattoni specializes in military paraphernalia.

On Friday, Redstone Village hosted a moving tribute to its 75 resident veterans who together represent every branch of the military and served in World War II, the Korean conflict and the Vietnam War. The event featured retired Army Reserve bugler David Beier, a color guard comprised of Redstone Village residents and a custom book that commemorated the military experience of each Redstone Village resident and associate who served. More than 200 residents and their families participated in the patriotic celebration.

Redstone Village is a non-profit, locally owned and operated continuing care retirement community offering its residents a vibrant, independent lifestyle. Redstone Village’s Life Care program is designed to enhance and promote mental, physical and spiritual wellness throughout life and offers access to independent living, assisted living, memory support, skilled nursing and rehabilitation. The community is operated by Redstone Military Retirement Residence Association.
 

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Retired Major General George Turnmeyer
Retired Major General George Turnmeyer, former commander of the U.S. Army Missile Command and Redstone Arsenal, enjoys a custom-designed book commemorating the military service and experiences of Redstone Village’s residents and associates during the retirement community’s tribute to veterans on Friday, Nov. 10, 2017. Redstone Village, home to 75 retired veterans, created the memory books as part of its Veteran’s Day celebration.


 
Contact:
Margaret Landon
margaretlandon100@gmail.com, (913) 271-2921