Gilchrist County residents Katherine Hayman, Donn Newhouse and Jack McKinley were recently recognized for their military service by Haven Hospice Veteran Volunteers. Hayman served in the United States (U.S.) Coast Guard from 1941 to 1945 and was one of the first 300 female Coast Guard Recruits during World War II. Newhouse served as a paratrooper in the U.S. Army. McKinley served four years as a member of the Military Police in the U.S. Army and is a retired minister. 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.