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Flag Day ceremony honors local veterans

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An area retirement home celebrates the lives of their residents with a Flag Day celebration.

The second annual event at Crimson Pointe honors our country and local veterans. The program included a cookout and patriotic music. The ceremony is put on through a partnership with VITAS Hospice Care.

Andy Balafas, VITAS Veterans Liaison, says "There are a wide variety of reactions but they are always grateful, sometimes I get tears. Veterans love to tell their stories, they love to remember. So do their spouses, so do their widows."

Program leaders also spoke with Crimson Pointe caregivers about post traumatic stress.

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