Senior living community to unveil Hero Wall honoring 28 resident veterans
In honor of National Military Appreciation Month (May), Anthem’s newest senior living community, The Enclave at Anthem, along with Youth for Troops, Daisy Mountain Veterans, and the Arizona Patriot Guard Riders will honor resident veterans with the public unveiling of its “Hero Wall,” a special area in the community where the names and photos of each veteran are prominently displayed.
The community is home to 28 veterans of World War II, the Korean War and the Vietnam War.
The unveiling event will begin at 3:30 p.m. with a procession of the veteran residents under flags held high by Youth for Troops’ students and past the Hero Wall into seats of honor. An Arizona Patriot Guard Riders representative will thank the veterans and lead a patriotic song, and the group’s chaplain will say a short prayer. Sam Crump, president of Daisy Mountain Veterans and emcee, will conclude the ceremony with a presentation of medals and thank-you cards made by Youth for Troops.
The public is welcome to attend.
WHEN: Tuesday, May 1, the first day of National Military Appreciation Month. The unveiling ceremony
will start at 3:30 p.m. followed by an open house until 4:30 p.m.
WHERE: The Enclave at Anthem Senior Living, 42015 North Venture Drive Anthem, AZ 85086. The Hero Wall is located inside the community’s entrance, to the left of the elevators. Phone Number: 480-550-3000.
CONTACT: Tracy Henderson, firstname.lastname@example.org or 720.989.3530.
PHOTO OPPORTUNITY: Youth for Troops students holding the flags as veterans parade through the community; the 28 military veterans who reside at The Enclave; fellow residents honoring their own.
The Hero Wall came together a few months ago, as the new community welcomed its first residents. Recognizing the high percentage of its residents that are veterans — 28 in total from World War II, the Korean War and the Vietnam War — the staff created the Hero Wall, a visual reminder of the veterans’ bravery and service. Now everyone who lives, works and visits the community can recognize and thank its veteran residents.
The Hero Wall is part of an ongoing connection between The Enclave at Anthem and the military and its veterans. The community offers patriotic service projects on the first Tuesday of every month, through a partnership with Youth For Troops, a youth-led nonprofit volunteer and donation-based organization that serves veterans, service members, and their families, Prior to the unveiling, Youth For Troops students will interview a number of veterans and highlight their stories on social media.
The Enclave at Anthem Senior Living opened in 2017. It offers 159 comfortable, maintenance-free apartments, including Independent Living, Assisted Living and Memory Care neighborhood units. It is owned and operated by Denver-based Spectrum Retirement Communities, a leader and innovator in senior living ranked in the top 10 senior living companies for excellence by its residents and their families.