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For release: October 18, 2013

Amy Kilgore 330.344.6014,
Kelly Ward-Smith 330.344.1681,

Community invited to Hospice of VNS Veterans Celebration
Ceremony honors area veterans for their service

In honor of all veterans, Akron General Hospice of Visiting Nurse Service (VNS) will hold a veterans celebration on November 7 at 10 a.m. on the grounds of the Hospice of VNS Care Center, 3358 Ridgewood Road, Copley. The community is invited to attend. Scheduled activities include:
  • Comments by Ben Alvarez, MD, Senior Vice President of Physician Alignment and President of Akron General Partners Physician Group; Lt. Col, U.S. Air Force (inactive)
  • Honor guard ceremony by American Legion Post 473 (Copley) and VFW Post 7971 (Copley)
  • Color guard by Garfield High School’s Navy Junior Reserve Officers Training Corps
  • Refreshments and tours of the Hospice of VNS Care Center

To RSVP, please call 330-668-4683 by November 1. The ceremony will be held outdoors in the Veterans’ Remembrance Garden, so please dress appropriately.

About Akron General Hospice of Visiting Nurse Service (VNS)
Akron General Hospice of Visiting Nurse Service is a nonprofit agency providing compassionate support for individuals facing serious or life-limiting illnesses and their families. Care is provided in-home, at nursing facilities or assisted living residences, and at the area's first freestanding Hospice Care Center, the renowned Justin T. Rogers Care Center on Ridgewood Road in Copley Township. Hospice of VNS is an affiliate of Visiting Nurse Service and Affiliates (comprised of Advanced Infusion Services, Hospice of VNS, VNS Equipment & Supplies and Visiting Nurse Service). A member of the Akron General Health System, VNSA serves Medina, Portage, Stark, Summit and Wayne counties. For more information, visit

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