Above / Flags of the United States and Illinois fly high with military flags at Veterans Park in Naperville where many folks pause with gratitude to reflect about freedom and peace throughout the year.

Edward-Elmhurst Health honored more than 40 employees, physicians and volunteers who are active duty or retired military veterans at a Veterans Recognition Breakfast on Nov. 13 at Elmhurst Hospital.

In honor of Veterans Day, Edward-Elmhurst Health recognized more than 40 employees, physicians and volunteers who are active duty or retired military veterans at a Veterans Recognition Breakfast on Nov. 13 at Elmhurst Hospital. 

Everyone who attended was presented with a mug featuring an American flag with the words, “We Honor Our Veterans.” In all, EEH employs more than 150 veterans.

Employee acknowledgement is just one aspect of Edward-Elmhurst’s Veterans Recognition Program, which began in 2016. The system also honors patients who are military veterans with an American flag pin, bedside thank you card, door hanger placed outside the patient’s room to identify him/her as a veteran and meals delivered on trays with specially designed place mats and table tents.

For more information, visit www.eehealth.org/patients-visitors/guide/veteran-recognition-program.

Photo and story submitted by Keith Hartenberger, Public Information Officer, for Edward-Elmhurst Health Hospital.