Far Rockaway, NY, May 29, 2014 --(PR.com
)-- This year on Monday May 26th, St John’s Episcopal Hospital along with Americans nationwide solemnly marked the annual federal holiday of Memorial Day. Memorial Day was first celebrated shortly after the Civil War to commemorate the fallen soldiers from both sides. Nowadays the holiday has expanded to honor the over 1.3 million American servicemen and women who perished throughout all America's wars. On this day the country pauses and salutes those who laid down their lives for freedom and liberty.
On Memorial Day many people visit military cemeteries and memorials of loved ones lost in battle. Volunteers place American flags by each and every grave in the nation's military cemeteries to show gratitude and respect. Additionally many national cemeteries hold special Memorial Day events to salute the nation's fallen heroes. It is also a day to give support to all those who served, whether in the Army, Air Force, Marines, Navy, National Guard or Coast Guard.
"We at St. John’s Episcopal Hospital are honored to support our community veterans on this important day. They put their lives on the line for us and this great country and the least we can do is honor them today," said Richard Brown, CEO of St. John's and a Vietnam veteran, 1968-69. "We are humbled by them and truly appreciate their service so we can live freely."
St. John’s Episcopal Hospital is a full service community hospital serving the Rockaway Peninsula and the Five Towns. It provides a wide range of services including general adult medical surgical services, pediatrics, obstetrics and psychiatric services. The Hospital’s overarching goal has been to combine accessible, medical excellence with the compassionate, caring environment expected from a faith-based community hospital.
The hospital is dedicated to providing post-graduate allopathic and osteopathic medical education as well as clinical pastoral education. It is committed to serving the medically under-served and providing care with ethnic, cultural and religious sensitivities.
For more information on St. Johns Episcopal Hospital, you may visit them at 327 Beach 19th Street, Far Rockaway, NY 11691, reach them by phone at (718) 869-7000, or visit their website at www.ehs.org.