I love Veterans Day. It is the one day of the year when I see people really make an extra effort to honor the brave men and women who selflessly served our country in war and in peace. Lucky for me, I was able to personally thank several World War II veterans at the Little Sisters Veterans Day ceremony on November 11.
During the ceremony, several members of our staff honored each of our Residents who served in the military by reading a short biography about their years of military service. It was quite a moving ceremony that brought tears to many peoples’ eyes as we honored our Residents and remembered those individuals who left for war but never returned home.
Listed below are the names of our Residents who proudly served in the United States military and protected the many freedoms we enjoy today. Thank you!
- Joe Connor: 1942-1947 – U.S. Navy
- Lillian Cottone: served for 11 years in the U.S. Navy as a WAVE
(Women Accepted for Volunteer Emergency Service)
- William Dunseith: 1941-1947 – U.S. Army
- Mary Garvey, R.N.: 1941-1945 – U.S. Navy
- Stephen Gavin: 1941-1945 – U.S. Army
- Jim McAndrew: 1941-1943 – U.S. Navy
- Pat Pratico: 1943-1945 – U.S. Navy
- Jack Roche: 1943-1946 – U.S. Navy
- Chester Sadowski: 1941-1945 – U.S. Army
- Chester Sloski: 1956-1958 – U.S. Marine Corps