Each November, we celebrate and honor America’s veterans for their patriotism, love of country and willingness to serve and sacrifice for the common good.
Throughout UF Health, we’re surrounded by many men and women who have done just that, most without ever mentioning their service. These people are true heroes to our patients and our staff. Their selflessness and desire to serve translates well to their respective careers in health care.
In preparing for this year’s Veterans Day recognition, we wanted to thank our veterans, but we also wanted to hear your stories … stories about your loved ones who served. So we asked, “Who are you honoring this Veterans Day?”
Your responses have been heartfelt, inspiring and moving. They provided a different perspective on Veterans Day and have given us the chance to see how a veteran’s service can influence everyone around them as well as future generations. Some of these are included in this issue of News+Notes and others will be featured in Empathy Corner on the Bridge during the month of November.
Thank you for sharing your stories and photos.
It has allowed us to pay tribute to not only those heroes in our workforce who have served and are currently serving our country, but also the families who have supported our veterans through the years.
We salute our veterans and their families for their dedication and service.
JANET CHRISTIE, SENIOR VICE PRESIDENT
HUMAN RESOURCES, UF HEALTH SHANDS