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, a new event reached out to the surrounding community to express the mutual and heartfelt appreciation for these heroes.
On Friday, November 8th, Riderwood hosted its first Veteran Day Expo to commemorate the sacrifices of veterans and provide resources to them and their families.
Along with residents from Riderwood, members of local military service organizations such as the College Park & Beltsville VFW and Greenbelt American Legion attended as well as officials from the Montgomery County Veterans Commission & Board of Elections.
Additionally, students from John F. Kennedy High School formed the Color Guard. Otto Munoz, a service manager at Riderwood who is also a Sergeant in the U.S. Marine Corps Reserve, provided his reflections on Veterans Day.
Riderwood was honored to have Gny. Sgt. Jason Turner of the United States Marine Corps serve as the event's keynote speaker. Gny. Sgt. Turner is a 14-year veteran of the USMC, having served in Iraq and the Pacific.
Executive Director Chip Warner served as the event's emcee.
[caption id="attachment_75739" align="aligncenter" width="300"] Riderwood service manager Otto Munoz, a Sergeant in the U.S. Marine Corps Reserve, stands beside Gny. Sgt. Jason Turner, USMC, at Riderwood's Veterans Expo on November 8th.[/caption]
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.