Saluting our Veterans: Veterans Day 2014

Posted by Kia Crawford on November 11th, 2014 in Acworth Ga, Alpharetta, GA, Cumming, GA, Dunwoody, GA, Eagles Landing, GA, Fayetteville, GA, featured, Gainesville, GA, Spirit | No Comments

Having lived through times of world unrest, many of our community’s residents have faced great challenges as well as triumphs as veterans of the armed forces. Their personal memories from their service are forever etched in their minds, and their unique experiences forever etched in the bowels of world history. Today, we look upon their service and dedication with great reverence and a thankful heart for their courageous sacrifices. November 11th marks this nation’s Veterans Day. A day to remember the many that have served. Today each of our communities honored our senior veterans with a Veterans Day service in partnership with local ROTC programs and active members of the military.

Though many of our residents have served in all branches of the armed forces,  we would also like to mention our community directors  who have also served. Some of our community executive directors and department directors were first taught leadership skills within the military.


King Demontluzin, Executive Director of Chateau Vestavia community served in the Louisiana Army National Guard as SPC. Medic.

Denise Richards, Executive Director of Dogwood Forest of Alpharetta served in the US Navy as Hospital Corpsman and was Petty Officer Second Class.

Alma Jackson, Regional Business Development support, served in the US Army.

Anita Deraney, Regional Director of Sales and Marketing served in the United States Army.

Steve Whipple, Environmental Service Director of Dogwood Forest of Gainesville served in the US Navy as a E4 Radioman Communication specialist.

Michael Collinson, Dining Service Director of Dogwood Forest of Gainesville served in the US Navy as a cook MS3.


Dogwood Forest Assisted Living and Memory Care together with Trinity Lifestyles Management would like to say Thank You to all Veterans who have served to make the world a better place to live in. We salute you. Thank you all for your service.

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