November 7, 8 and 10, 2017 (Veterans Bill Creighton and Al Bouragine at Pleasant Bay Brewster)
Flower Angels 2nd annual Veterans Buddy Project was wonderful! In just 3 days, 418 resident Veterans were honored with flowers and flags in 20 nursing homes and assisted living centers across Cape Cod. As one volunteer said of their visit, “It was very special experiencing the consciousness and awareness of the young, middle age and older Veterans thanking and saluting each other for their service…..beautiful to witness and challenging not to cry while observing these encounters.” These visits were truly meaningful due to the 45 volunteer Veterans who accompanied our Flower Angel volunteers on these visits. These Veterans were from all branches of service and gave their time to honor the residents. Veterans were honored at: Royal Meganssett, Atria, Royal Nursing and JML Nursing – all in Falmouth. Also, Bourne Manor, Heritage Nursing Sandwich, Royal of Cotuit, Cape Regency and Brookside Centerville, Harbor Point Centerville, VNA Hospice, Pavilion Hyannis, Windsor and Mayflower of Yarmouth, Eagle Pond Dennis, Wingate Harwich, Pleasant Bay and Woodlands Pleasant Bay of Brewster, Maplewood Brewster and Victorian Assisted Living Chatham. Also honor bouquets were delivered to Cape Winds Hyannis, Rosewood Manor Harwich, Royal at Harwich Assisted Living and Seashore Point Provincetown.
This memorable, special event would not have been possible without our dedicated, hardworking volunteers who worked tirelessly in the workshop and making deliveries. Flower Angels cohort of volunteers are truly special. Our event would also not be possible without our sponsors: VFW Post 2578, The Rotary Club of Yarmouth, The Rotary Club of Hyannis and the Cooperative bank of Cape Cod. Thank you!
And….Shaw’s, Trader Joe’s and Blossoms of Dennis donated the beautiful flowers that were repurposed into the honor bouquets. Ocean State Job Lot donated the special mugs for the bouquets for the second year in a row. Flower Angels so appreciates your support of our mission!!!!