West Shore Chamber veterans honored at luncheon

U.S. Coast Guard retired officer Dave Beck receives a flag pin from Nathan Gradisher, chair of Hospice of the Western Reserve's veterans advisory council, during a recognition ceremony sponsored by the West Shore Chamber.

The West Shore Chamber of Commerce honored their own this Veterans Day with a lunch and pinning ceremony. The members, who served in all branches of the United States military, received a complimentary lunch from the 100th Bomb Group and a veteran flag pin from the Hospice of the Western Reserve.

TJ Worsencroft from Navigate Risk Insurance did a presentation on his time in the U.S. Coast Guard. Dave Beck, owner of Lighthouse Inspection, came in his full dress uniform. He was a commander in the Coast Guard and recently retired after 23 years to start his own business.

Thirteen veterans in total were recognized from the six chambers of commerce in the Power of More. State Representative Nan Baker also attended the lunch and expressed her gratitude for their service. Hospice of the Western Reserve ended the program with a touching video called "Charlie's Journey" which followed the grief support process of a World War II veteran who had recently lost his wife of 67 years. There was not a dry eye in the house.

Tammy Bertrand

I am the Marketing Manager for the Power of More, a networking organization that combines six local chambers of commerce - West Shore, Fairview Park, North Olmsted, North Coast, North Ridgeville and Olmsted.

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Volume 8, Issue 22, Posted 9:41 AM, 11.15.2016