QUILTS OF VALOR
This moment was truly special. In February of 2020 five residents were given invitations to a special ceremony in the NDVH chapel hosted by the Quilts of Valor group. Each resident was presented with a handmade quilt while the presenter read a short biography of their military service and provided words of gratitude.
A SPECIAL TEA OF THANKS
Did you know that the Veterans Care Cart Fund was at a critically low balance? Activities Coordinator, Noreen put a plea out to the local American Legion Auxiliary Units and before we knew it the fund was in good standing again. Noreen was so impressed she decided to invite these ALA members to a tea. Members had time to share about their spouse, fathers, brothers and sons service in the military. It was impressive to hear the heart that these women have for supporting Veterans.
An update from our Administrator
The world changed for the Veterans Home in March of 2020. Our residents and staff have been swept up in the COVID-19 pandemic. What was considered a friendly conversation between a couple of residents now involves donning mandatory facemasks, social distancing and handwashing. But what you don’t know is how fantastic our staff have been. They have worked tireless hours to keep our residents safe and secure. I salute every one of them for being heroes for our Veterans and spouses. There are no words to tell how grateful I am for the courageous work they do daily. I also want to give a shout out to all the Veteran Service Organizations that have assisted with gifts, meals, etc. for the staff and residents. Through their support we have been able to do special things for our heroes and employees. In closing, I am excited about closing the COVID-19 crisis and putting it behind us. I know we have many hard weeks ahead of us, but with God’s guidance we will overcome this difficult time. Sincerely, Mark B. Johnson Administrator
A STROLL DOWN MEMORY LANE
The "Old Time Tractor Club" gifted the residents with a glimpse of history.
GROOVY SHIRTS GUYS!
Steve Schutt awarded Governor's Award for Excellence in Public Service: Zezula Award "One Who Helps".
Steve serves as a night watchman at the North Dakota Veterans Home. Here are a few remarks that his nominator made:
"He plays cards and does puzzles with a lot of our night owl residents. He is also there to just talk if they are having a bad night."
"If we need help at all during the night he is right there with guidance or with our answers we need."
"If something comes up a majority of our residents will wait until Steve is here because they know it will get done and get done right."
We Remember those we have lost in 2020
-The loss is immeasurable but so is the love left behind.-
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