CareMore Salutes Local Veterans on Friday, Nov. 9

Reception at the Anaheim Regional Medical Center Unveils Famous "Kiss" Statue

Nov 07, 2012, 08:00 ET from CareMore

CYPRESS, Calif., Nov. 7, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- CareMore, a leading healthcare plan designed specifically for Medicare recipients, announced that it will join AHMC Anaheim Regional Medical Center to pay tribute to local veterans on Friday, Nov. 9. The company will host a reception and health fair from 11:30 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. on the patio of the AHMC Anaheim Regional Medical Center (ARMC) located at 1111 W. La Palma Ave., Anaheim, CA 92801.

In preparation for Veterans Day, the event will include the presentation of the flag by St. Catherine's Academy Color Guard, a rendition of "God Bless America" by Dr. Mark Miller of ARMC and an unveiling of the famous "Unconditional Surrender" sculpture. Known as the "Kiss" statue, the traveling sculpture commemorates the iconic Life magazine photograph of a sailor kissing a nurse in Times Square as Americans celebrated the end of World War II. The event will also include speeches by Warren Hegg from Keep the Spirit of '45 Alive!, and Pastor Frank Orzio, a two-time recipient of the Purple Heart and founder of the Wounded Warrior Ministry. CareMore and ARMC will provide light refreshments and health awareness information.

CareMore also encourages attendees to bring photographs of themselves or loved ones who served in World War II. These photographs will become part of the Wall of Honor, which features the faces of hundreds of WWII veterans from across America. Sponsored by CareMore and Keep the Spirit of '45 Alive!, the Wall of Honor will be displayed at the National World War II Memorial in Washington, D.C. to celebrate the National Spirit of '45 Day, an annual day of remembrance observed on the second Sunday in August.

"This event is a way for all generations to join together and honor the sacrifices and bravery of the Greatest Generation," said Robert Griffith, CareMore's director of business development. "We are proud to kick off the Veterans Day holiday by paying tribute to their service, which ensures us the freedoms we enjoy today in our country."

For more information about this event or to speak with a CareMore representative about the Unconditional Surrender sculpture or the Wall of Honor, please contact Jamie Stum at 714-702-0486 or

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