Middletown, NY – In honor of Veteran’s Day, the Gallery at Orange Regional Medical Center showcased a photo exhibit of employees who served our country in the United States Armed Services and held a ceremony honoring these brave individuals.
The celebration provided employees the opportunity to speak about their personal experiences. It also honored employees, volunteers and patients who are veterans. Photos of Orange Regional veterans and their short biographies were also displayed in a “Hallway of Heroes” at the Main Campus for several weeks leading up to Veteran’s Day.
“Veteran’s Day is set aside to thank and honor veterans who served honorably in the military during wartime and peace,” said Jeffrey Peterson, CMAS, Manager of Security and Courier Services at Orange Regional Medical Center and a veteran who served in the United States Army, Army Reserve and currently the Navy Reserve. “Our display here today is a small sample of the veterans from our community who swore an oath, put on a uniform and served in defense of our nation.”
Orange Regional Medical Center President & CEO Scott Batulis was also presented with the Patriotic Employer Award by Director of Biomedical Engineering and a Sergeant First Class in the Army Reserve, Ralph Gorbea and Director of the Orange County Veterans Service Agency Christian Farrell.
“Supportive employers are critical to maintaining the strength and readiness of our National Guard and Reserve Units,” said Gorbea. “The Patriotic Employer Award recognizes deserving employers whose support is important to retaining highly skilled and qualified members. “