Veterans take part in reopening for assisted living home


By Kitsey Burns Harrison - kburns@yadkinripple.com



Local veterans take part in a grand reopening of Patriot Assisted Living facility in Yadkinville.


Kitsey Burns Harrison | Yadkin Ripple

American Legion Post 336 Commander David Shore reads a poem entitled, “I am the Flag,” at the reopening ceremony for Patriot Assisted Living in Yadkinville.


Kitsey Burns Harrison | Yadkin Ripple

Flags representing each branch of service are raised at Patriot Assisted Living in Yadkinville.


Kitsey Burns Harrison | Yadkin Ripple

Local veterans take part in the reopening ceremony for Patriot Assisted Living. Local veterans take part in the reopening ceremony for Patriot Assisted Living.


Kitsey Burns Harrison | Yadkin Ripple

The staff of Patriot Assisted Living pose for a photo at the grand reopening of the facility.


Kitsey Burns Harrison | Yadkin Ripple

A grand reopening was held April 25 for Patriot Assisted Living, located at 409 Harrison Ave. in Yadkinville. Integrity, the company which recently took over management of the home, has several staff members who are veterans and therefore they wanted to make sure that veterans were especially honored at the event.

The home, which offers private and semi-private rooms, recently underwent renovations. While the home is open to any resident, Integrity hopes to bring a focus for veterans and their families.

A number of local veterans took part in the celebration last week, which included a 21-gun salute, raising of the flag and a ceremony for the Missing in Action and Prisoner of War veterans.

Chris Damiani, CEO of Integrity, is a veteran, and he said it was especially important to him that the property reflect special recognition for those who have served and their families.

David Shore, commander of American Legion Post 336, also took part in the event, reading a poem entitled, “I am the Flag.”

Members of Rolling Thunder, an organization which seeks to bring awareness to the POW and MIA veterans of the nation, gave a presentation called the Missing Man Table in honor of POW/MIA veterans of each branch of service.

Staff members of Patriot Assisted Living also presented a plaque and did a balloon release in memory of a resident who passed away.

For more information on Patriot Assisted Living, call 336-428-5444.

Kitsey Burns Harrison may be reached at 336-679-2341 or on Twitter and Instagram @RippleReporterK.

Local veterans take part in a grand reopening of Patriot Assisted Living facility in Yadkinville.
https://www.yadkinripple.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/05/web1_IMG_2799-formatted.jpgLocal veterans take part in a grand reopening of Patriot Assisted Living facility in Yadkinville. Kitsey Burns Harrison | Yadkin Ripple

American Legion Post 336 Commander David Shore reads a poem entitled, “I am the Flag,” at the reopening ceremony for Patriot Assisted Living in Yadkinville.
https://www.yadkinripple.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/05/web1_IMG_2802-formatted.jpgAmerican Legion Post 336 Commander David Shore reads a poem entitled, “I am the Flag,” at the reopening ceremony for Patriot Assisted Living in Yadkinville. Kitsey Burns Harrison | Yadkin Ripple

Flags representing each branch of service are raised at Patriot Assisted Living in Yadkinville.
https://www.yadkinripple.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/05/web1_IMG_2809-formatted.jpgFlags representing each branch of service are raised at Patriot Assisted Living in Yadkinville. Kitsey Burns Harrison | Yadkin Ripple

Local veterans take part in the reopening ceremony for Patriot Assisted Living. Local veterans take part in the reopening ceremony for Patriot Assisted Living.
https://www.yadkinripple.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/05/web1_IMG_2813-formatted.jpgLocal veterans take part in the reopening ceremony for Patriot Assisted Living. Local veterans take part in the reopening ceremony for Patriot Assisted Living. Kitsey Burns Harrison | Yadkin Ripple

The staff of Patriot Assisted Living pose for a photo at the grand reopening of the facility.
https://www.yadkinripple.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/05/web1_IMG_2830-formatted.jpgThe staff of Patriot Assisted Living pose for a photo at the grand reopening of the facility. Kitsey Burns Harrison | Yadkin Ripple

By Kitsey Burns Harrison

kburns@yadkinripple.com

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