The Residence at Colvin Run honored its veterans by unveiling a Wall of Honor during a ceremony on Nov. 10. Four current residents previously had served in the U.S. Armed Forces. Those include: Dr. John Klousia, U.S. Navy, Harry Peter Romanoff, U.S. Air Force; John “Jack” Grasmeder, U.S. Army; and Gene Seevers, U.S. Army.
Great Falls Senior Living Community Commemorates Veterans Day, Recognizes Four Distinguished Residents
GREAT FALLS, Va. – The Residence at Colvin Run senior living community dedicated its Wall of Honor in commemoration of Veteran’s Day by recognizing four residents whose service in the U.S. Armed Forces spanned from the late days of World War II through the Gulf War in 1991.
“The Wall of Honor will help our community put a well-deserved spotlight on our veteran residents, both now and in the future,” said Zoie Garza, Executive Operations Officer at The Residence at Colvin Run. “Our first group of veterans to be honored on the wall are great examples of the American spirit and a willingness to sacrifice for the good of our country.”
Four residents who served in the U.S. Armed Forces each were recognized on the Wall of Honor during the Nov. 10 event at the senior living community.
“Our veterans have helped make our country what it is today, and their service and sacrifice should never be forgotten,” said Darnall Graham, LifeStages Director at The Residence at Colvin Run. “Our Wall of Honor will help spotlight these veterans, some who are members of what often is called The Greatest Generation.”
The Residence at Colvin Run residents recognized on the Wall of Honor include:
- John “Jack” Grasmeder, U.S. Army, Lieutenant Colonel, 1955-1978, Vietnam.
- Dr. John Klousia, U.S. Navy, Lieutenant Commander, Vietnam.
- Harry Peter Romanoff, Jr., U.S. Air Force, Lieutenant Colonel, 1970-1991.
- Gene Seevers, U.S. Army, Sergeant, World War II.
The Wall of Honor includes photographs of our veterans and will be updated as additional veterans become residents in our community,” Graham said. “We will display an American Flag near the Wall.”
American Legion Post 130 Commander Jamie Carl made opening and closing remarks at a ceremony to dedicate the wall. The National Anthem and musical performances associated with all branches of the U.S. Armed Forces were played, and the Pledge of Allegiance was recited. Prisoners of War (POW) and those Missing in Action (MIA) also were honored.
“The Wall of Honor provides an important reminder of the contributions our veterans have made throughout the years and generation to generation,” said Joanne Johnson, LifeStories Director at The Residence at Colvin Run. “We appreciate our four residents who served their country. We also thank American Legion Post 130 for being a part of this special day.”