Ceremony Honors Residents Who Served In the Military
Local veterans pinned to commemorate service
East Providence, R.I. (November 23, 2020): Aldersbridge Communities, a nonprofit provider of long-term care, skilled nursing, rehabilitation, assisted living and independent living services, held a Veteran’s Ceremony at Linn Health & Rehabilitation in East Providence on November 18 to honor six of its residents. Due to COVID-19 restrictions, the event was held via Zoom with honorees, family, and friends in attendance virtually.
Those who were acknowledged for their service and pinned at the ceremony include: Paul Bouillon, United States Air Force (1979-1984); Paul Brissette, United States Army (1968-1971); Antonio Ferreira, United States Navy (1944-1946); Donald McNaughton, United States Navy (1958-1962); Frank Vincent, United States Navy; and Anthony White, United States Army (1968-1969), a Bronze Star recipient.
The emotional service, which was introduced by Richard Gamache, Chief Executive Officer of Aldersbridge Communities, brought many to tears, including the veterans and their proud family members.
“This event was personal to me because as I expressed to all in attendance, my father served,” states Gamache. “Being able to recognize our residents who sacrificed so much is a true honor and I know I speak for the entire staff at Linn Health & Rehabilitation when I say that this was a very special day for all of us.”