Edgerton Hospital Celebrates Veteran’s Day and its History with Photo Tribute

In celebration of the 100th anniversary of Veteran’s Day and in remembrance of the hospital’s rich history, the Edgerton Hospital Capital Foundation has launched a unique opportunity to support local health care, while honoring or remembering a special veteran. The community is invited to participate by submitting a photo of their special veteran, which will hang in the hospital’s main hallway from Oct. 12 through Nov. 11, Veteran’s Day. The cost is $33/photo or up to 10 photos for $333, with proceeds going towards the Aespire Anesthesia System & Patient Monitor. We ask that photos be dropped off at the hospital’s front desk, and a questionnaire be filled out at that time. For specific questions, call Sherri at 608-884-1650.

This year marks the 100th anniversary of the end of World War I, which happened at the 11th hour, of the 11th day, of the 11th month. It is not only fitting to remember all who served, but especially important to honor the 367 local Edgerton men who fought for our freedom, and the 16 who did not return. Following WWI, the women of the Service Start Legion conceived the idea and spearheaded the construction of a hospital to remember Edgerton’s veterans. Memorial Community Hospital opened in August of 1923, and is currently known as Edgerton Hospital and Health Services. Edgerton Hospital honors these special people and their achievements by continuously improving services and equipment, and by upholding the original mission – to provide quality health care to our community.

Those interested in displaying a photo of a veteran at Edgerton Hospital are asked to drop off the photo at Edgerton Hospital, 11101 N. Sherman Rd, or call Sherri at 608-884-1650. 

NOTE: All Veteran photos are welcome, not limited to WWI.

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