The Fourth of July gives Americans a day to celebrate their Independence. Continua Hospice, locally owned and operated, honors its veterans at the end of their lives ensuring that each veteran receives a hero’s welcome. Continua hospice is fully committed to providing quality end of life care to our veteran’s and their families. We are a partner with the National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization and we are listed as a participant on the We Honor Veteran’s program website. Recently, we launched our Veteran to Veteran program to better serve our veterans. It is a volunteer program and aims to pair recruited veteran volunteers with our hospice patients. Major Sean McCaffery, a highly decorated US Army veteran who received his Master’s in Business Administration from the University of Notre Dame and a second Master’s from the University of Kansas in Global and International Studies, heard about the veteran to veteran program and wanted to take part. “Any time you can honor a veteran, I think you should” McCaffery said. McCaffery was moved by the veterans at Westridge Nursing and Rehabilitation in Raytown and Monterey Park Nursing and Rehabilitation in Independence MO. McCaffery told the veterans how much of an impact their generation’s service has made on the country. When people thank him for his service, he thinks of others—like our hospice veterans—who paved the way.