Veteran Pinning Ceremony: Leo Burg

Joined by family, friends and his caregivers, Leo Burg received recognition and honor for his time in the service during a recent veteran pinning ceremony hosted by EveryStep Hospice.
The pinning took place outside at Creston Specialty Nursing and Rehab in Creston with 12 family members in attendance.
Burg served in the army and was stationed in Korea in non-combat duty.

EveryStep Hospice regularly hosts Veteran pinning ceremonies, providing honor, dignity and recognition to veterans at the end of their lives. Family members and friends are often on hand with EveryStep staff and volunteers during the celebratory events.  The ceremonies include the Pledge of Allegiance, a prayer of thanks, the awarding of a veteran service flag pin, the singing of “God Bless America,” a reading of "What is a Veteran," and the presentation of a certificate of recognition.

Pictured during the ceremony are; left to right:  Dennis Abel, EveryStep veteran volunteer, Angi Dodge, EveryStep volunteer coordinator, Kathy Rinehart, EveryStep bereavement counselor and patient Leo Burg.