Staff and volunteers at Kenmore Mercy Hospital, a member of Catholic Health, paused for a moment of silence on Wednesday, June 29 to pay tribute to veterans and those who currently serve in the armed forces during a special flag ceremony. The hospital also received an American Flag flown over Camp Leatherneck in Helmand Province, Afghanistan and dedicated to Kenmore Mercy by Major Kevin Klostermann, Commanding Officer, Company 1, 3rd Battalion, 25th Marines.
Major Klostermann, a physician’s assistant in the hospital’s Emergency Department since 2001, and Marine since 1990, dedicated the flag while serving overseas earlier this year. “Soldiers, sailors, airmen, and marines demonstrate their honorable service and adherence to corps values such as honor, courage, and commitment through their selfless dedication to duty,” Major Klostermann said.
The flag represents the honorable service and sacrifice throughout history by service men and women in