Merrill Gardens raises $1,750 for Puget Sound Honor Flight

Merrill Gardens at Kirkland resident Lois “Pete” Haigh (left) stands in front of the memorial quilt she helped create while Merrill Gardens resident Joyce Raver (seated) and Community Relations Director Heather Lyon (right) present a check for $1,750 to Puget Sound Honor Flight board member Denise Rouleau (center). Merrill Gardens at Kirkland staged a community talent show and benefit dinner on November 14th, raising $1,750 for Puget Sound Honor Flight.  Over 100 guests enjoyed the two-hour show, which featured Merrill Gardens residents, family members, and team members. A highlight of the evening was the door prize drawing for a special memorial quilt created by Merrill Gardens residents Carol Roller and Lois “Pete” Haigh.

 

Since 2005, Honor Flight’s mission has been to “transport America’s veterans to Washington, D.C., to visit those memorials dedicated to honor their service and sacrifices.”  Honor Flight’s current priority is to provide “one last mission” for those aging World War II veterans who wish to visit the memorials built to honor their service and sacrifice. It is currently estimated that approximately 1,000 WWII veterans die each day.

 

Merrill Gardens at Kirkland is proud to support Puget Sound Honor Flight. Learn more about Puget Sound Honor flight at:  www.pugetsoundhonorflight.org.

 

Learn more about Merrill Gardens at:  www.merrillgardens.com