Honoring Our Veterans at Cook Children's
On Monday, Nov. 11, 2019, the third annual Cook Children's Veterans Day Commemoration took place at the medical center.
Following the presentation of flags and the National Anthem by Myka McDonald, RN, Cook Children's Veterans Group (CCVG) chair Jung Murphy, a program manager in Information Services, told his own story of service and the significance that he felt from wearing the uniform.
In addition, Jung presented Respiratory Therapist Gwen Telles-Gonzales and Unit Secretary Norma Perez the Blue Star Banner to hang in their workspaces. These banners signify the deployment of family members on active duty. Both of these ladies have sons currently deployed in Iraq. CCVG also donated $500 in Build-a-Bears and 75 $10 gift cards to Pastoral Care. Dr. David Donahue and his wife Angie were also recognized for their donation and support of CCVG.
Finally, Councilman and Cook Children's Payor Relations Advisor Jungus Jordan, who is a retired Lt. Col. in the Air Force, told the story of his own father's service and time in World War II, which can be summed up with the powerful message that "U.S. soldiers don't quit," even when faced with unsurmountable obstacles and trials.
Later in the day, Cook Children's participated in the Tarrant County Veterans Day Parade on a float.