Charles Ragsdale of Fanning Springs and John Kearney of Williston were recognized for their military service by Haven Hospice Veteran Volunteers. Ragsdale served four years in the United States (U.S.) Navy as a Seabee during the Vietnam War. Kearney also served in the U.S. Navy. Kearney served for four years as a machinist mate aboard the USS Macdonough which was one of the ships involved in the Cuban Missile Crisis. As a part of the pinning ceremony, the veterans 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.