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Georgia Congressman Recognizes WWII Vet

Congressman Andrew Clyde recently recognized a World War II veteran after he was honored by a northeast Georgia veterans initiative.

Last month, Northeast Georgian veterans held a recognition ceremony for World War II veteran Dr. Matt McGowan, who courageously joined the Marines in 1943. Dr. McGowan bravely served this great nation for 28 years, including as a Chaplain for the U.S. Army.

Through the program, Dr. McGowan was presented with a challenge coin, a lapel pin, and an Army blanket, handmade by other hospice volunteers.

Congressman Clyde recognized McGowan, saying, “I’d like to honor Dr. McGowan’s selfless sacrifice, as well as thank our local veteran volunteers for recognizing his service in the defense of our precious freedoms.”

Hospice of Northeast Georgia Medical Center (NGMC) has served Northeast Georgian communities for over 30 years, with volunteer service playing a significant role in their operations. In fact, Hospice of NGMC is a proud partner of We Honor Veterans, a national project that establishes partnerships between hospice and Department of Veterans Affairs volunteers, veterans, and professionals in order to deliver quality care and services to veterans facing unique challenges at the end of life.

A key component of the We Honor Veterans program is the Service Recognition Ceremony, where veteran and hospice volunteers honor a veteran’s heroic service. To learn more about Hospice NGMC’s work to assist Northeast Georgian veterans through the We Honor Veterans program, click here.

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