Free Celebration of the Greatest Generation

Sponsored by Home & Hospice Care of Rhode Island, Nov. 9

PROVIDENCE, R.I. – Each day, more and more members of World War II’s Greatest Generation pass away, and although they are passing, Home & Hospice Care of Rhode Island has not forgotten them. The state’s largest hospice care agency is inviting Rhode Islanders to celebrate the Greatest Generation and join the agency at the premier of “Soldiers’ Stories at Life’s End—A Living Legacy.” 

WPRI-12 news anchor Karen Adams will host a reception following the free video presentation that takes place at 2 p.m. on Sunday, Nov. 9, in Providence’s historic Columbus Theatre at 270 Broadway.

This video presentation, which Home & Hospice Care of Rhode Island’s acting president/CEO Diana Franchitto says, “is an experience that moves educates and heals,” captures interviews from nine WWII veterans who have had hospice-related experiences either as patients or volunteers. Other hospice volunteers have captured these individual’s oral histories, including first-hand accounts of the battlefield, other recollections and reflections now that their lives are drawing to a close.

“World War II gave every man and woman a new and even more challenging role as an American citizen,” said Bobbi Wexler, manager of the volunteer deparment at Home & Hospice Care of Rhode Island who helped oversee the project. “They may have been fearful, but they responded eagerly, bravely and patriotically.”

“Soldiers’ Stories at Life’s End—A Living Legacy” was made possible with funding support from the Rhode Island Council for the Humanities, an independent state organization affiliated with the National Endowment for the Humanities.

Information about Home & Hospice Care of Rhode Island’s services is available at www.HHPCRI.org.