U.S. Veteran at Treeo Orem Honored for Service

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U.S. Veteran at Treeo Orem Honored for Service

Treeo Orem is a remarkable place with a strong sense of community and an innovative approach to retirement. We have the latest amenities and take advantage of technology, using it to make the lives of our residents better. But, we know that what makes our community so incredible are our residents. Our independent living and assisted living residents enrich our community, making it an extraordinary place to call home.

Meet one of our remarkable residents, World War II Veteran Leonard Carson.

World War II Veteran Recognized by Liberty Warriors

Treeo Orem Resident Leonard Carson, 98, fought at the Battle of the Bulge with General George Patton. He was recently recognized by Liberty Warriors for his service.

Liberty Warriors honors the service of veterans by presenting them with an American flag flown on a combat mission. Most of the flags fly on combat missions on attack helicopters and are brought back to the U.S. and then presented to veterans. The organization travels around the country and presents these flags as a way to show respect and honor on behalf of a grateful nation.

Gene Franco is a retired service member who never truly retired. Deployed 22 times, Franco flies the flags on his missions and brings them back. He says, “Besides peace for myself, I can actually see the honor that they have for the flag, the sacrifices they made in their lives.”

Carson, who received a flag from Liberty Warriors, says being remembered, “It means about everything. At 98 years old, it means a lot.” Carson’s flag was flown on an Apache Attack Helicopter over Kandahar, Afghanistan.

At Treeo Orem we know our residents are treasures. Their lives are a witness to a world past and we love to hear their personal stories. Stop by Treeo Orem and meet our remarkable residents for yourself! Stay for a meal – lunch is on us. 

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Alissa has been working in marketing and the senior living industry for over 8 years. With a B.S. in advertising from the University of Illinois, Alissa has worked all over the world as a freelance communications strategist and writer. Published in Forbes, Senior Finance Advisor, Alzheimers.net and on other leading senior care blogs, she leverages her working knowledge of the senior care industry with leading research and best practices to create engaging content benefitting seniors and their caregivers. In her free time, Alissa loves to travel, read, cook, and spend time with her family.