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We Honor Veterans

Four Seasons is grateful to have honored over 1000 veterans since the We Honor Veterans program began in 2014.

We Honor Veterans is a special program that honors United States Armed Forces veterans who are nearing the end of life. This national program was originally founded by the Veteran’s Administration in conjunction with the National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization. The program is entirely supported by our Four Seasons Foundation. Four Seasons is currently a Level 4 member of We Honor Veterans.


We Love our Veterans!

Through a partnership with the Military Officer’s Association of America, the program honors veterans receiving hospice care with special pinning ceremonies. During the ceremony attended by families and friends, a current military officer salutes the patient. The patient is then presented with a certificate, blanket and pin. Often the attendees will share significant stories, our music therapists play specially requested music, and sometimes prayers are offered. The ceremonies are customized to the desires of the individual being honored. At any given time, over 25% of the patients being served by Four Seasons are veterans.

Education & Awareness

We offer education around veterans’ concerns and are working to increase both staff and volunteer awareness of unique issues that a veteran may encounter.  We have big hopes for additional community partnerships and are excited to have the ability to record veterans’ oral and/or pictorial stories.

Veteran’s Memorial Garden

In addition, Four Seasons is excited to share the Dan and Nancy Barber Veteran’s Memorial Garden at Elizabeth House with our community.

We would like to specially recognize and thank the Military Officers Association of America, for their dedication to and support of the Four Seasons We Honor Veterans program.

For More Information

If you know of a veteran who should be honored through the We Honor Veterans program, please contact us at 828.692.6178.

If you are interested in supporting the program financially, please visit our Four Seasons Foundation website.

Additional Resources for Veterans

North Carolina Department of Military & Veterans Affairs

NCServes- Western Region

Charles George VA Medical Center- Asheville, NC

Find a VA Location- US Department of Veterans Affairs

Veteran’s Restoration Quarters at ABCCM

Military Student Services at Western Carolina University

Read Blogs About Veteran Care

Four Seasons Designated Level 4 We Honor Veterans Member

Four Seasons Designated Level 4 We Honor Veterans Member

Four Seasons is pleased to announce that on April 11, 2024, we earned the We Honor Veterans Level 4 Status! This achievement is significant as there are five levels hospice organizations can achieve through the We Honor Veterans program. It demonstrates that Four...

Bill Troutman’s Story and Veteran Pinning Ceremony

Bill Troutman’s Story and Veteran Pinning Ceremony

Four Seasons was honored to provide our 1000th Veteran pinning ceremony to Bill Troutman in February 2024. Bill's wife, Elaine, told Bill's story at the ceremony, and we invite you to read her words below. You can also view the video of this special ceremony below. We...

A Passion for the US Military

A Passion for the US Military

CAPT John Knapp, USN (Ret), pictured above, has a passion for the United States Military and its service men and women. John's desire to enter the military began when his older brother applied to the newly formed United States Air Force Academy in the mid-50s....