HealthLink Shows Gratitude for Local Veterans
Happy Veterans Day! It is a most appropriate day for us all to take a few moments to remember why this day is so important to this country and all of its residents.
In 1919, a little more than a year after World War I ended and the Treaty of Versailles was signed, President Wilson proclaimed November 11 as the first commemoration of “Armistice Day” to honor the heroism of those who died in service to the nation. Wilson wanted the country to recognize the fallen with gratitude and show our undying commitment to peace and justice.
In 1954, President Eisenhower issued the first “Veterans Day Proclamation” and replaced Armistice Day with the broader celebration we celebrate today. He did this “to insure that on this day the proper and widespread observance of this anniversary, all veterans, all veterans’ organizations, and the entire citizenry will wish to join hands in the common purpose.”
It’s with that same gratitude the team at HealthLink is dedicated to providing FREE dental services to all qualified military veterans who live in Bucks and Montgomery Counties. There are approximately 75,000 veterans now living in these two counties and many simply cannot afford dental care. It’s our goal to help solve this problem!
To hear about the experience of Leon, a local military veteran, receiving no-cost oral health care at HealthLink, play our video below.
Veterans Day is both a federal and state holiday and, unlike Memorial Day, it honors all veterans for their patriotism, love of country, and willingness to serve and sacrifice for the common good. HealthLink is honored to provide services to qualifying veterans and hope to see more come through our doors as the awareness of our program spreads.