We Honor Veterans

There are approximately 20 million veterans and half are over age 65. Every day 1,800 veterans die and 1,000 of them are World War II veterans. Approximately 1.5 million WWII veterans and 2.3 million Korean Era veterans remain. Vietnam era veterans are now the largest group of veterans at approximately 7.5 million. One of every four deaths in the U.S. is a veteran.

Hospice of Frederick County is grateful to our United States veterans and their service to our country. Through the We Honor Veterans program, which is a collaboration between the National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization and the Department of Veterans Affairs, we have trained our staff to be highly sensitive to the unique needs of our nation’s veterans.

How We Honor Veterans

We provide compassionate and respectful support to veterans and their families. We have trained our staff to be sensitive to the unique needs of our nation's heroes. Each veteran who receives hospice care benefits from:

  • Bereavement counselors to help with grief
  • Social workers to bring psychosocial support
  • Chaplains for religious and spiritual support

Veteran Liaison

As a result of a generous grant from the Kalhert Foundation, https://www.thekahlertfoundation.org/, HFC now has a full-time Veteran Liaison staff member to offer comradeship, support and assistance to the veteran and their family. This can include:

  • Providing information about state and VA benefits such as Aid and Attendance, pensions, cemeteries, monuments and military honors
  • Assistance in obtaining discharge documents, records, medals and awards
  • Recognition ceremony that includes presentation of a certificate of appreciation and veteran pin
  • Visits from veteran volunteers

Become a Veteran - Veteran Volunteer

We need you! If you are a veteran and would like to learn more about how to honor and support veteran patients and their families, please contact our Veteran Liaison at 301-514-4230.

Download our Veteran Brochure.

  • Hospice is serving WWII veteran, Annabelle Childers (93), who served as an Army medic in military hospitals.

Veteran Resource Links

How to obtain records and awards
Information About VA buriam benefits and cemetary program
Information on Arlington National Cemetary
How to obtain a VA monument or marker
Information about Maryland Veteran Cemetary Program and other Maryland Veteran Benefits
Presidential Memorial Certificate
Information on VA spouse/survivor pension
How to enter a veteran in the World War II Memorial
How to enter a veteran in the Navy Memorial

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