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Never too late to say ‘Thank you’ to veterans

To the Editor

It’s never too late to say ‘thank you’ to our nation’s Veterans: even at the end of life.

Americans across the country celebrate Veterans Day on Nov. 11, a special day to salute the men and women who have bravely served our country in the military.

These fellow Americans have made profound sacrifices in defense of freedom and they deserve our heartfelt thanks and appreciation. Honoring our nation’s Veterans includes supporting them throughout their entire lives, especially at the end.

As our nation marks Veterans Day on Nov. 11, the Sharon S. Richardson Community Hospice wants to share its commitment to increase Veterans’ access to compassionate, high quality hospice and palliative care for those who are facing serious and life-limiting illness. As part of this commitment, Sharon S. Richardson Community Hospice is a part of an innovative program, We Honor Veterans, developed by the National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization in collaboration with the Department of Veterans Affairs. Through We Honor Veterans, we are ensuring that our organization is equipped to address the unique needs of our nation’s Veterans.

It surprises many Americans to learn that every day, 1,800 Veterans die. That’s more than 680,000 Veterans every year – or 25 percent of all the people who die in this country annually. A generation of World War II and Korean War Veterans are facing end-of-life care decisions now, and they are quickly being followed by younger Vietnam War Veterans, many of whom are confronting serious illnesses at an even earlier age.

The liberty that we, as US citizens, enjoy comes at a price paid by these valiant men and women. Let each of us make sure we do our part to recognize and support them throughout their lives.

If you know a Veteran who is in need of the special care hospice and palliative care brings to people facing serious and life-limiting illness, please reach out and help them learn more about the services that hospice and palliative care can provide. Contact us at (920) 467-1800 or to learn more about the ways we support our nation’s heroes.

To all our nation’s Veterans, thank you.

If you would like to support work being done at the national level to expand care for Veterans at the end of life, please visit

Sharon S. Richardson Hospice

Trash ‘N Treasure

To the Editor:

Every year when it comes to the first Saturday in November, I get so excited for the St. Paul Lutheran Trash `N Treasure Rummage Sale. Its name says it like it is. What a person may think is trash is a blessed treasure to someone else. It is the biggest garage sale all in one spot. This year it’s on Nov. 2 and will be held at St. Paul Lutheran Church at 730 PPP in Sheboygan Falls.

I enjoy the special friendships I have with the members of the St. Paul Friends Club, which sponsors the sale. Last year was a very hard year. Right before we were going to set up for the sale, the Lord decided our son, Jordon, was to be with Him in heaven. The friends of the Trash `N Treasure sale were so supportive to me and my family. Emotionally there for talks, hugs and financial support. It was a rough time, but the days I could spend with true friends was a real blessing.

I enjoy shopping and finding the treasured blessings that someone else can’t use. Maybe it’s a bike one of the kids needed or a big canning kettle I could use. Every year I thank God for the blessings He bestows on our family from the sale. I am happy to donate items to the sale that our family can no longer use, knowing someone else will be happy to find just what they needed.

What the group makes at the sale all goes back to the community to help people with needs. It’s a circle of love, you get blessings from a rummage sale, yet you are helping someone else at the same time. Please support the Trash `N Treasure sale with your donations and purchases 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Nov. 2. I hope to see you there.

God bless these special people of the St. Paul Trash `N Treasure Sale.

Diane Wimmler

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