Westmont of La Mesa resident veterans who hail from the U.S. Coast Guard, U.S. Navy, U.S. Army, U.S. Air Force, and Airborne Army Infantry were recognized with an Honor Wall exhibit featuring the photography of local photographer Kay Devine in March. The community held a commemoration ceremony and invited family members and guests. Naval Base San Diego Color Guard team presented the colors. "Our residents look powerful and vibrant in these professional photos," said David Armour, executive director, Westmont of La Mesa. "With San Diego's rich military history it seems fitting that we would honor them in this way."
SharpHospice sponsored the honor wall and provided special speaker Teressa Vaugh, currently an Advance Care Planning Facilitator for Sharp HealthCare, also a retired Captain in the Chaplain Corps of the Army National Guard after 25 years of service – from 1989 to 2015. "Our military veterans are a shining example of heroism and valor," says Suzi K. Johnson, vice president of Sharp HospiceCare who is a producing partner and sponsor of the Honor Wall. "We are delighted to share in the opportunity to photograph the veterans residing at Westmont of La Mesa as a way to honor their service to our country and the larger global community."
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