Veteran's Day 2017 Remembrance Program
A Veterans Remembrance Program was hosted by St. Francis Manor on November 9 to honor local veterans. Approximately 110 people attended the event including St. Francis Manor and Seeland Park residents as well as veterans from the Grinnell community. Activity Directors Caitlin Mellick and Abby Moyer presented the program which included retired Air Force Master Sergeant Randy Hotchkin sharing stories from his early years in the Air Force. The Grinnell Ceremonial Unit represented by Commander Ron Davis presented the flag to Seeland Park resident Wanda Burkett (pictured center photo with flag) in honor of her late husband and veteran, Doyle Burkett, who served in the U.S. Army from 1953-1955. Attendees enjoyed light hors d’oeuvres and beverages provided by the Culinary Department before the program.