Honoring Those who Served

A Veterans Day prayer service was held at Ascension Genesys Hospital on November 11, 2020  to honor American Veterans, with special recognition to our Ascension Veteran associates, for their military service to our country.  Conducted by the Ascension Genesys Mission Team, Spiritual Care and our Veteran associates, the ceremony was an expression of  gratitude to Veterans and active duty service members for their dedication to and sacrifices for our freedom. 

Kurt Batschke, Ascension Genesys Evergreen Manager and Mission Team co-chair (with Jackie Lopez) noted, “I was overwhelmed in a positive way about how appreciative our Veteran and active duty associates were that someone took the time to recognize them for their service with this special ceremony.”  In addition to a reflection shared by Dr. Natalia Baj-Osiewic about the importance of faith while serving in the military, program highlights included the Pledge of Allegiance, the National Anthem, recognition of the meaning of Veterans Day, and prayers for Veterans, peace, and a compassionate and just society.