Penn Medicine Chester County Hospital Honors Military with Flag-Raising Ceremony

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WEST CHESTER, PA — Penn Medicine Chester County Hospital (CCH) held a poignant flag-raising ceremony on Friday, May 24, to honor military service members. The event gathered CCH leadership, hospital staff, and veterans in a heartfelt tribute.

The 30-minute ceremony featured remarks from United States Naval Academy graduates Michael J. Duncan, President and CEO of CCH, and Andrew L. Gordon, Vice President of Strategic Operations and Physician Integration. Chaplain Suzanne Roose offered a reflection, adding a solemn touch to the proceedings.

Duncan spoke with deep respect, stating, “Signing up to serve your country requires many sacrifices, sometimes the ultimate sacrifice of your life. Please honor those who lost their life in protection of our freedom. And please remember the families they left behind.”

The hospital also displayed a Missing Man Table in its main lobby. This tribute will remain throughout the Memorial Day holiday weekend. The Missing Man Table, also known as The Fallen Comrade Table, honors all U.S. military service members who have fallen, are missing, or are imprisoned. Each item on the table symbolizes the emotions and respect for those who did not return home.

Penn Medicine Chester County Hospital’s ceremony served as a powerful reminder of the sacrifices made by military members and their families. The community came together to remember and honor these heroes, ensuring their legacy lives on.

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