Hero’s Bridge Dogs Join Senior Memory Care Veterans to Celebrate Veteran’s Day at Poet’s Walk Warrenton

Four-legged, furry volunteers helped honor WWII and Vietnam War veterans on Veteran’s Day. Hero’s Bridge brought their dogs who are trained to work with veterans to the ceremony at the memory care assisted living community Poet’s Walk Warrenton where more than 25 veterans, widows of veterans, and deceased veterans were honored. They were joined by live patriotic music, a flag ceremony, a pinning ceremony conducted in partnership with Capital Caring Hospice and refreshments for all. Family members were invited to join their loved ones.

The men and women honored on Monday represent six different branches of the military:

Air Force

  • Phillip Timmermans
  • Robert Meyer
  • Air Force Spouses
    • Irene Magnum (24 years Air Force & 3 years Navy)
    • Marie Watrous
    • Hilda Wasdin


  • Edward Hamann
  • Dale Krumviede
  • Robert Johnson
  • Army Spouses
    • Sue Claffy
    • Janice Fields

Army/National Guard

  • Charles Mills


  • Don Redfearn
  • Marines Spouse
    • Dorothy Keys


  • William Miller ( Miller’s spouse is also a resident, Izetta “Bo” Miller)
  • Joseph Lorfano
  • Brooks Semple
  • James Makely
  • Navy Spouses
    • Nannie McDermott
    • Margaret “Mickey” Griggs
    • Jane Elze
    • Mary Hensley
    • Joan Goddard
    • Mary “Kate” Ferguson
    • Margaret “Peg” Ethier
    • Anne Baker

Norwegian Merchant Marines

  • Michael Jackley

Deceased Residents

  • John Bardwell – Air Force
  • George Latham Payne – Marines

About Poet’s Walk Warrenton:
Poet’s Walk Warrenton provides memory care with the finest amenities and is located at 33 Woodlands Way in Warrenton, VA 20186. For more information about Poet’s Walk Warrenton, please contact Terra Brown, Executive Director at 540-242-5236 or visit www.poetswalkwarrenton.com.

About Spring Hills Senior Communities & Memory Care Communities:
All Spring Hills Senior Communities and Poet’s Walk Memory Care Communities offer a distinctive and innovative approach to assisted living, memory care and Home Care Services as led by Alexander Markowits, President/CEO. Signature Touches is the company’s approach to offering services that are designed to meet the needs and preferences of residents and clients. Personal choice is top priority, which is exemplified by recreational programs led by professionals in one of the company’s Spring Hills communities located in NJ, VA, OH and FL, in the company’s Poet’s Walks communities located in TX, NV, VA, FL and soon-to-be MD, or in their own home. For more information about their commitment to senior living, including information on Spring Hills Home Care Services, visit www.spring-hills.com or  www.poetswalk-spring-hills.com.