Dear Friends of Heywood Healthcare,
Since the birth of our nation more than 240 years ago, every generation of Americans has been called on to defend freedom and liberty. Over the years, more than 42 million American men and women have served our country in time of war. We all have friends or family members whose lives have been devoted to the service of our country, with some making the ultimate sacrifice.
This weekend, we celebrate Memorial Day, which honors the brave men and women who died while serving in the United States Armed Forces. I believe that there is no more fitting way to show our respect and gratitude to those who gave their lives in service to our country than to revel in the very freedoms that we hold so dear, and for which they gave their all: to enjoy life in all its richness, with the liberty to pursue happiness through community, family, opportunity, equality and safety.
I am continually humbled by the fact that the most important and heartfelt advantages our country has to offer have been hard won by a select few, who have given their lives so that we may live in a land of freedom and opportunity.
This weekend, let’s all take a moment to reflect on those who have served and sacrificed for us all, and renew our commitment to our returning veterans. With wounds that often go far beneath the surface, they deserve our help, our healing and our thanks.
I wish you all a safe, healthy and happy Memorial Day weekend.
Yours in Good Health,
Winfield S. Brown, BA, MSB, MHA, FACHE
President & CEO