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Veterans of all ages share experiences at Sitrin Health Care

By HILARY LANE

NEW HARTFORD, N.Y. (WKTV) - An event at Sitrin Health Care in New Hartford brought veterans of all ages together on Monday to share and discuss their experiences in the armed forces.

At the community center on the Sitrin Campus, dozens of men and women who have served or who are currently serving our country, spoke about their time overseas, their struggles seeing death and destruction firsthand, and the challenge of transitioning back into civilian life.

The idea behind the event was to bridge the generation gap and have veterans from World War II, the Vietnam War and the Gulf War meet with younger veterans who have just returned home from Iraq and Afghanistan.

"My service to me is something that I will hold near and dear to my heart and it is something WWII veterans, Korean War veterans feel the same thing," said Captain Luke Slatton, Military Liason for Sitrin Health Care. "It is a defining characteristic for who I am as a person today."

Sitrin Health Care is hosting a "Jeans and Jewels Gala" on Saturday, November 17, to benefit the rehab center.

Visit http://www.sitrin.com/events/jeans-and-jewels-gala/ for more information.

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