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Slumber is a little sweeter for veterans at Gundersen Tweeten
By Marlene Deschler
, Community Reporter
Wednesday, March 08, 2017 10:50 AM
Submitted photo MN DAV Mayo SE Chapter 28 representative, Mike Hlohinec, presents Gundersen Tweeten Care Center resident, Doug Hughes, with a pillowcase in honor of his service in the U.S. Army.
Recently, a group of veterans received a thank you gift that will make each night’s slumber a little sweeter – a special pillowcase.
The pillowcases – each of a fabric representing a specific branch of the military – were given on behalf of the Minnesota Disabled American Veterans (DAV) Mayo SE Chapter 28 to the veterans residing at Gundersen Tweeten Care Center in Spring Grove.
MN DAV Mayo SE Chapter 28 representative, Mike Hlohinec, presented each of the veterans with a pillowcase, and he personally thanked them for their service and sacrifice, “so we can live a high-quality life in this beautiful country.”
Each pillowcase also bore the words “Proud Veteran” – a special reminder to each veteran of the gratitude for their service.
The pillowcases were made in a partnership with MN DAV Mayo SE Chapter 28 (based in Rochester) and Ability Building Center.
As of December, ABC had produced 467 commemorative pillowcases for veterans in area nursing homes and assisted living facilities.
“You could see a sense of pride on the residents’ faces when they received the pillowcases,” commented Gundersen Tweeten Care Center’s activities director Gloria Oakes-Speltz.
“We notified family members that the presentation would be taking place and several were able to attend. Family members and visitors that were there also shared stories about their time in the service. It was a very nice opportunity to share personal experiences and thank our veterans.”
The note attached to each pillowcase explained so well why a thank you like this is important, “Your country called, and you answered. For that you should be very proud.”
Gundersen Tweeten Care Center resident veterans that were recognized were Doug Hughes (Army), Harold Jetson (Army), Roland Johnson (Navy), Gordon Pitel (Navy), Marcellus Ranzenberger (Army Reserves), Norman Renk (Army), Mel Ruehmann (Army) and Virgil Winjum (Army).
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