Lake City resident William Spears was recently recognized for his military service by Haven Hospice Veteran Volunteers. Spears served in the United States (U.S.) Army for three years during World War II. During his time in the U. S. Army, he served in an infantry division in Okinawa, Japan, and received a Purple Heart for his service. "The Veteran Volunteers did a very good job today with the ceremony," said Spears. "I really appreciate what they did for me."

Haven Hospice Pinning Ceremony for veteran patients includes a veteran pin, a thank you card signed by the staff and a certificate of appreciation from Haven Hospice which are all presented by volunteer veterans. The presentation ends with a salute to honor the veteran’s service.