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A Ceremony to Honor WWII Veteran

A Ceremony to Honor WWII Veteran

Abode Hospice and Home Health of Pueblo had the great privilege of partnering with the Château at Sharmar and the Non-Commissioned Officers Association to honor our patient and World War II Veteran, Ernest Romero, with an honor and remembrance medallion called “The Legacy.”  

WWII Veteran

Mr. Romero was one of nine seniors at Central High School who enlisted in the United States Navy in January of 1944. These brave young men left for active duty after graduation. Prior to enlisting, Mr. Romero was a member of Central High School’s JROTC program.

The ceremony

A beautiful ceremony and reception were held at the Château at Sharmar in Mr. Romero’s honor. Abode Hospice and Home Health invited Central High School’s JROTC – under the leadership of Major Wright – to present the colors and pay tribute to Mr. Romero. The National Anthem was sung by Château at Sharmar’s Assisted Living Director, Lisa Sykes.

Central High School’s Principal, Mrs. Mehess, presented Mr. Romero with an authentic American flag that was flown over the United States Capitol. Central High School’s JROTC also presented Mr. Romero with a Certificate of Achievement for his exceptional and meritorious achievement in support of Central High School’s Army JROTC program.

Mr. Romero was also gifted portraits by his brother, Henry Romero, and Lisa Sykes.  These photographic treasures included Mr. Romero in his United States Navy uniform, his Battalion, and the ship he served on.

The reception was a bountiful spread of chocolate cake (Mr. Romero’s favorite) and fruit.

A special thank you

What a blessed and wonderful day to honor one of our nation’s heroes and as Major Write perfectly stated a man from “what we now know as the greatest generation.” Thank you to everyone who made this day possible. And a special thank you to Mr. Romero for his bravery and service to our country.

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