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In a ceremony to recognize Beck’s service, NGV members Bill Saling and Dick Scharf
conveyed this message: “Today, we are here to say, your watch is over. Relieved by those
you guided over the years. Sergeant Beck, you stand relieved, we have the watch.”
PHOTO BY JIM FRANCIS

NGV recognize Ray Beck’s military service

By Laura Link This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Last year North Georgia Veterans (NGV) agreed to support Georgia Mountains Hospice in recognizing the military service for those veterans in hospice care. Friday, Jan. 20 Ray Beck, a 30-year employee of Big Canoe in golf maintenance was visited by two U.S. Army NGV members, Bill Saling and Dick Scharf, to recognize Beck for his service to his country.

 “When we render a salute, in every case, if they are physically able, the hospice patient will stand and return the salute in some cases with tears in their eyes,” said Saling. Ray Beck was able to stand and return the salute with Roland Nelson, one of the chaplains of the Georgia Mountains Hospice, beside him.

“While the person in hospice may be unclear about many things, they can always remember their time in service.  We have been with folks suffering from dementia who may not remember family members but they can tell you in great detail about going through basic training.  It offers a real connection,” Saling said.

The Beck family was very appreciative of the veterans’ recognition, especially since the NGV Army visitors are residents of Big Canoe and could express personal appreciation for Beck’s contribution to Big Canoe.  “It is a moving and meaningful program for the family, the veteran and our volunteers,” Saling added.

Georgia Mountains Hospice is a non-profit organization that supports a 10 county area in North Georgia.  You can learn more about GMN at their website http://georgiamountainshospice.org/

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