Riderwood to Kick-Off Weekend with Veterans Expo on Friday, November 8th

SILVER SPRING, MD--Veterans Day provides Americans with the opportunity to say "thank you" to men and women who have served our nation in the armed forces. At Riderwood, the Erickson Living retirement community, a new event will reach out to the surrounding area to express our mutual and heartfelt appreciation. On Friday, November 8th, Riderwood will host its first Veteran Day Expo to commemorate the sacrifices of veterans and provide information to them and their families. With residents from Riderwood, members of local military service organizations have been invited, and the event is open to the public. Additionally, students from John F. Kennedy High School will form the Color Guard.  Otto Munoz, a Riderwood employee who served in the U.S. Marine Corps, will provide his reflections on Veterans Day. Riderwood is honored to have Gny. Sgt. Jason Turner of the United States Marine Corps as the event's keynote speaker. Representatives from local agencies such as Serving Together and the Montgomery County Veterans Commission will also be present to provide information on veterans' issues. Riderwood is located at 3140 Gracefield Road, Silver Spring, MD 20904.  The doors of Maryland Hall will open at 10am for breakfast refreshments, and the program will begin at 10:30am. For more information, please contact Jeff Getek, public affairs manager, at 410-456-9809 or Jeffrey.getek@erickson.com. About Riderwood:  Riderwood is one of sixteen continuing care retirement communities managed by Erickson Living.  Located in Silver Spring, Maryland, the scenic 120-acre campus is home to more than 2,500 residents.  Riderwood is the ideal greater Washington, D.C. retirement destination offering a true sense of community, convenience beyond compare and a sensible financial structure.