Patriotic musical salute at popular annual event in Altamonte Springs  

(ALTAMONTE SPRINGS, FL)  September 12, 2017 –  Honor Flight Central Florida presents Every Day is Veterans Day, a patriotic concert and special free event for veterans on Friday, September 22 from 10:00 AM to 1:00 PM at 715 Douglas Avenue in Altamonte Springs. Co-sponsored by VITAS Healthcare and One Senior Place Greater Orlando,  the event will begin with a Posting of the Colors by the award-winning Dorie Miller Memorial Post 331 of Orlando Color Guard. Rousing marches by John Philip Sousa as well as songs of America will be performed by Cinq Brass Quintet and Legacy! Choral Ensemble from Central Florida Community Arts.  The event will be emceed by Lauren Rowe, best known as the award-winning television news anchor for WKMG-TV Local 6 in Orlando.  A highlight of the event will be the presentation of the Vietnam War Commemoration pin, given to all Vietnam Veterans in attendance, or their Gold Star family member, by the Vietnam Unforgettable Memories Foundation.  The mission of the Foundation, operated entirely by Vietnamese-American women, is to thank veterans of the Vietnam war and educate the public at large on the scope of American sacrifices for freedom.  Attendees are invited to wear red, white and blue in patriotic solidarity.  While there is no charge for the concert, attendees are asked to RSVP to 407-949-6733 to reserve seating in the VITAS auditorium at One Senior Place, located near Florida Hospital, off I-4 between State Roads 434 and 436.  More information about the free Every Day is Veterans Day is available at www.OneSeniorPlace.com, on FaceBook at www.faceboook.com/OneSeniorPlaceOrlando or by calling 407-949-6733.

Marketing Director for Honor Flight Central Florida, Donald Menzel is expecting a big turnout for Every Day is Veterans Day At One Senior Place in Altamonte Springs.

“We are delighted to be partnering with One Senior Place and VITAS Healthcare to honor our veterans with this special patriotic concert event,” said Menzel. “Our focus has always been on the debt of gratitude we owe to the men and women who have worn our nation’s uniform. The concert is a reminder of our great nation and those who answered the call to serve.”

Begun in 2005, Honor Flight Network is a non-profit organization created solely to honor America’s veterans for all their sacrifices. They transport veterans to Washington, D.C. to visit and reflect at the memorials of their service branch. Top priority is given to World War II veterans, along with veterans of other conflicts who may be terminally ill.  Since 2005, more than 180,000 veterans and 126,000 guardians have been flown to the nation’s capital by Honor Flight.

Every Day is Veterans Day is one of several major events held annually at One Senior Place, The Experts in Aging, a marketplace for resources, information, advice, care and on-site services for seniors and their families.  One Senior Place Greater Orlando is located at 715 Douglas Avenue in Altamonte Springs.  The award-winning concept brings together various services for seniors under a single roof.  The One Senior Place Greater Orlando site offers over 14,000 sq. ft. of showrooms, office suites and advertising opportunities for 50 senior-focused businesses.  The Altamonte location was recognized for its positive impact on the community and named “Business of the Year” by the Seminole County Regional Chamber of Commerce. A complete calendar of One Senior Place events and list of affiliated providers is available at www.OneSeniorPlace.com, through FaceBook atwww.facebook.com/OneSeniorPlaceOrlando or by calling 407-949-6733.

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Photo (attached) –  Veterans will be honored during ‘Every Day is Veterans Day,’ a patriotic concert event on Friday, September 22 at One Senior Place in Altamonte Springs.  Call 407-949-6733 for more information. photo by judith vaughn photography.

 About Honor Flight – Each Honor Flight is conducted by a chapter of the non-profit network dedicated to transporting as many United States military veterans as possible to see the Washington, D.C. memorials of the respective war(s) in which they fought.   An Honor Flight is at no cost to the veteran.  Currently the Honor Flight network of organizations is focused on transporting veterans of World War II to the National World War II Memorial, and any veteran with a terminal illness to see the memorial of the war in which they fought. Organizers will “naturally transition” their programs to focus on veterans of the Korean War, the Vietnam War, and subsequent wars as the veterans of those wars get older.

Honor Flights arrive at all three of the Washington’s area airports: Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport, Baltimore/Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport, and Washington Dulles International Airport. The veterans are generally escorted by volunteer Guardians, who help them on the flight and around D.C. After landing, the taxiing airplane may be saluted by fire trucks, and passengers are often met by cheering crowds in D.C. or upon their return flight home. More information about Honor Flight is available at their website,https://www.honorflight.org.

 About One Senior Place– Now in its 12th year, One Senior Place is a marketplace of resources and provider of information, advice, care and on-site services for seniors and their family caregivers in Central and East Central Florida.  Completely unique, One Senior Place Greater Orlando at 715 Douglas Avenue in Altamonte Springs is a one-stop information and retail sales center “revolutionizing the way America shops for senior care and services.”  It is off I-4 between State Roads 434 and 436.  One Senior Place is home to a wide variety of senior-focused businesses, a resource library and is the site of educational seminars and presentations for seniors.  More information about One Senior Place and One Senior Place Orlando can be found on the company website at www.OneSeniorPlace.com or by calling 407-949-6733.

About VITAS Healthcare – VITAS® Healthcare, a pioneer and leader in the hospice movement since 1978, is the nation’s largest provider of end-of-life care. Our name is derived from the Latin word for “lives” and symbolizes the VITAS mission: to preserve the quality of life for those who have a limited time to live.

Headquartered in Miami, Florida, VITAS operates 44 hospice locations in in 14 states and the District of Columbia.

VITAS has enjoyed dynamic growth since its founding as a volunteer organization by a United Methodist minister and an oncology nurse. Today, VITAS employs 11,490 professionals who care for terminally ill patients daily-primarily in the patients’ homes, and also in the company’s inpatient hospice units as well as in hospitals, nursing homes and assisted living communities/residential care facilities. VITAS team members include registered nurses, licensed practical nurses, home health aides, physicians, social workers, chaplains and other caregiving professionals.  More about VITAS® Healthcare is available on their website at https://www.vitas.com/