“Many of our residents are veterans. We wanted them to receive the celebration they deserve,” shared Lisa Haglund, Heritage President and CEO, as Heritage prepares to celebrate Veterans Day 2021 throughout their communities.
She explained that presently, there are many veterans that call Heritage their home. In late 2020, her teams at each of the Heritage senior living locations, nationwide, embarked on an ambitious new project—to record the military memories of as many Heritage residents as possible as a way to honor their legacy of service and preserve the past for future generations.
“Our veterans are a true national treasure. These amazing individuals have risked their lives to defend our freedom for decades and now we are caring for the greatest generations of all. We are working harder than ever to protect our most vulnerable population, as we embrace the Heritage mission of promoting Hope, Dignity, and Purposeful Living to those entrusted to our care. Part of that is the tremendous responsibility of sharing the amazing stories of our veterans and recognizing their service to our country. The ability to engage with our residents and share their memories so that we may all learn from their experiences is something that we are both blessed and honored to be able to do.”
As interviews are conducted, Heritage uploads them to their veteran living history webpage, which can be found here. The page will continue to be updated as new interviews are added.