Thirteen veterans of WWII and other historic wars will be presented with their portraits taken as part of the American Heroes: Portraits of Service project for Belmont Village Senior Living in West Lake Hills. Nationally recognized photographer and author Tom Sanders took the portraits and collected the stories of these veteran residents last month, and will be on hand as the portraits are added to the permanent gallery at Belmont.
Dignitaries and community leaders will join veterans and their families on Thursday, January 24, from 4-6 p.m. at Belmont Village Senior Living, 4310 Bee Cave Road. Sanders will speak at the event, and veterans will also be available for interviews. A local high school color guard will help honor the vets.
Photographer Tom Sanders set out on a mission to chronicle the images and stories of WWII vets before they are lost forever. For Belmont Village, this is an opportunity to recognize and honor the service of the hundreds of veterans who reside in its communities around the country. The majority of Belmont Village residents who served were in WWII, Korea, and in a few cases, Vietnam. Some were involved in combat and participated in pivotal battles; many performed key support functions; and others were involved in weapons development, testing, and training.
About Belmont Village Senior Living
Belmont Village Senior Living is a fully integrated developer and operator of first-rate senior living communities, with a focus on assisted living and memory care. Belmont Village communities are rooted in university-based research in gerontology, hospitality and dining, consumer preferences, architecture, and information technology. Belmont was recently awarded certification as a Great Place to Work by the Great Place to Work Institute and has received a George Mason University Health Care Quality Improvement Award and the Argentum Best of the Best in Memory Care Award for Circle of Friends, the company’s signature program for early to moderate memory loss. http://www.belmontvillage.com/westlakehills