Penn State Health pays tribute to veterans, active duty military for Memorial Day

Penn State Health pays tribute to veterans, active duty military for Memorial Day

Penn State Health held a Memorial Day observance on May 23 to honor those who lost their lives during their service in the U.S. armed forces.

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The Military and Veteran Business Employee Resource Group (BERG) hosted the health system’s annual Memorial Day observance in the courtyard of the Penn State College of Medicine Biomedical Research Building.

The ceremony featured an opening prayer by Penn State Health president Kyle Snyder and PA State Rep. John Schlegel, the folding of the U.S. flag and Dr. Bunty Shah playing taps. Tables recognizing prisoners of war and those missing in action were on display in each hospital cafeteria.

Following the event, participants and patients and staff at Penn State Health Children’s Hospital were treated to patriotic-themed ice cream. Members of the Military/Veteran BERG and Office for Diversity, Equity and Inclusion also placed U.S. flags at the entrance of Penn State Health Milton S. Hershey Medical Center to pay tribute to family members, friends and colleagues who have served or are currently serving in the military.

Flags of Honor program continues through mid-July

There is still time to pay tribute to participate in the Flags of Honor program. For each person memorialized, a small U.S. flag will be displayed in front of the main entrance of each employee’s designated Penn State Health entity through Monday, July 15. The cost of each flag is $20.

An acknowledgement will be sent to the person being honored, or to their family, informing them of the tribute. The money raised will go to support medical equipment and technology at St. Joseph Medical Center and greatest need at Lancaster Medical Center, Holy Spirit Medical Center and Hampden Medical Center.

For more information or to participate in the program, click here.

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