ABOUT THE ROSE PROGRAM
At Freedom Farm For Vets we believe in the power of compassion and flowers. We plant and cultivate roses both in memory of the lives of veterans who have passed on and in honor of living veterans and active military members.
Every Sunday year round, we deliver roses from our Memorial Rose Garden to the patients at our local VA hospital, James A Lovell in North Chicago. In addition to the roses, during the holidays the veterans get a little something extra to brighten their day:
In October, we also deliver small pumpkins for Halloween that children have decorated from our Fall Festival.
November, we deliver hand made cards for Veteran’s Day made by our local school children.
In December, we deliver hand made, hand decorated ornaments for Christmas.
February, we deliver hand made cards for Valentine’s Day made by our local school children.
We have found that when volunteers visit with the veteran, their compassion helps heal the spirit and nourish the soul. We are always looking for more volunteers to help with delivery, please contact us via email or phone if you are interested in helping with the program.
Our Memorial Rose Program Donors
Waukegan Roofing donated 20 rose bushes
Susan Wenzel donated 2 bushes
Mrs. Diliberti donated 3 rose bushes
Tracy Schoos donated 2 rose bushes
Nancy Elsbury donated 2 rose bushes in honor of Jess Hinkle and Raymond Crum
Shelly Clausing donated 1 rose bush
Sandra Karnatz donated 1 rose bush
Marty Butler donated 1 rose bush in honor of Jess Hinkle
Christine Rivera donated 1 rose bush
Jo Heaslet, Jan Smith, Barb Schaefer, Gin Sheridan in honor of Richard Konecne
William and Margaret Theehs in honor of Jess Hinkle