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Citizens Bank Honors Our Veterans for Memorial Day 2015
As a tribute to local veterans, Citizens Bank held a basket-decorating contest for Memorial Day. The bank was divided into 6 teams – one team for each branch of service. Employees were asked to come up with decorated baskets––full of requested goodies––that followed the theme of “America’s Heroes”, with the intent of delivering all baskets to the New Mexico State Veterans' Home in T or C.
The Veterans Home offers three levels of care to honorably discharged veterans of the US Armed Forces: skilled nursing care, routine nursing care and adult residential care including independent living assistance. It has over 100 residents currently.
A variety of ideas on the “America’s Heroes” theme, and ways of honoring each military branch, took shape by the different employee groups. The baskets were judged by 3 local veterans that included a member of the United Veterans Council and two members of the Women Veterans of New Mexico, Unit 1, Southern Desert. The judges pronounced all 6 basket entries to be “excellent” and were quite impressed by the creativity and amount of “goodies” stuffed inside each.
All the baskets were then delivered to the Veterans Home by several bank employees on Thursday, 5/21/2015, much to the delight of residents. They enjoyed having visitors, and were very surprised and pleased at the amount and variety of goodies in the baskets. The veterans got to pick out their own goodies. A good time was had by all and Citizens Bank was honored to be able to do something special for those who have served our country with honor.
Please click here to see photos of the baskets and the delivery to the Veterans Home.