Elizabeth Hospice to honor 24 veterans at Encinitas pinning ceremony


Twenty-four veterans who served during World War II, Korea, Vietnam and during peacetime will be honored in a ceremony hosted by The Elizabeth Hospice at Atria Encinitas at 2 p.m. Monday, Dec. 7, which is Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day.

Eric McElvenny, USMC (ret.) who served in Afghanistan will be the emcee. Local veterans and active duty military personnel from the USS Carl Vinson will thank their fellow veterans for their military service. A vocalist and trumpet player will also lead a sing-along of patriotic songs.

“It is important to recognize the contributions of our veterans every day, not just once a year, and let them know their service to our country is appreciated and not forgotten,” said Jan Jones, president and CEO of The Elizabeth Hospice.

Serving veterans is an honor for providers. Some of America’s aging veterans are unable to leave the senior living facility to attend Veterans Day ceremonies in their community due to declining health so The Elizabeth Hospice brings the ceremony to them. Veterans in the community and active duty military also visit the residents giving them an opportunity to reminisce and reflect on their time in the Armed Forces.

Atria Encinitas located at 504 S. El Camino Real, Encinitas 92024

The Elizabeth Hospice ( is the oldest and largest nonprofit hospice provider of medical, emotional and spiritual support to the seriously ill and their families in San Diego County. Since 1978, The Elizabeth Hospice has touched the lives of more than 90,000 patients and families in the communities we serve, regardless of their ability to pay. Through its Center for Compassionate Care, comprehensive counseling and grief support services are available for all ages to the community-at-large, regardless of the type of illness or death experienced. To learn more, call 800-797-2050 or visit