Press Release

Montevue and Citizens logos

Honoring Our Veterans
A 1940’s Era Dance for Our Heroes’ Tree
Reflect, Remember and Rejoice 

Citizens Care and Rehabilitation and Montevue Assisted Living will dedicate Our Heroes’ Tree on Saturday, February 3, 2018, at 2:00 p.m., in honor of Veterans of World War II, the Korean War, and the Vietnam War who currently reside at the senior living centers in Frederick, Maryland.

The themes for Our Heroes’ Tree are: Reflect, Remember, Rejoice. From liberating prison camps in the Philippines to commanding tanks to repair communications equipment, the veterans of Citizens and Montevue represent a rare glimpse into heroic living history.

Keith Midberry, Veteran Liaison for Hospice of Frederick County, will emcee the event, and The Sunday Night Jazz Project will play 1940’s swing band music for all to enjoy. Dancing in wheelchairs or with walkers will be highly encouraged.

Marianne Walsh, Director of Activites for Citizens, explained, “We treat our residents like family – and Our Heroes’ Tree is definitely a family-style event. It’s a unique way to honor our veterans any day of the year.” Residents have been crafting ornaments since December, filling Our Heroes’ Tree with patriotic ornaments showcasing the names, faces, and military service branches of past and present service members.

The Citizens Montevue Auxiliary and the Korean War Vets Association are proud co-sponsors of the community event which will also feature displays of Air Corps flight, ground crew mechanics, and medic artifacts.

Space is limited and pre-registration is required. Registration ends Wednesday, January 31. Call (240) 772-9200 for more information and to register.


Citizens Rehabilitation and Care Center:
Montevue Assisted Living:
Hospice of Frederick County:
Our Heroes’ Tree:

Citizens front entrance with pilars and young trees

Citizens Care & Rehabilitation Center of Frederick
1920 Rosemont Avenue
Frederick, MD 21702

For Immediate Release: January 26th, 2018 Frederick, MD