Gilchrist County residents Earl Matlack and Thomas Butler were recently recognized for their military service by Haven Hospice Veteran Volunteers. Matlack served in the United States (U.S.) Army and was stationed in Korea. Butler also served in the U.S. Army and worked as a radio technician. Each veteran received a red, white and blue blanket created by volunteers from the Ellzey United Methodist Church in Otter Creek. The Haven Hospice Pinning Ceremony for veteran patients also 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.