Kirby Pines Is Thankful for Our Veterans

November is here and it appears the last of the warm weather is behind us. The leaves are turning beautifully, making our views change every day, giving us something new to enjoy and to be thankful for.

Johnnie Haley
From Our Cover,
Resident, Johnnie Haley, served in the Navy, Army and the
Air Force.

Being thankful is different for everyone, but often similar. Most of us are thankful for family, friends and faith, but everyone has their own reasons to give thanks. We asked residents what made them grateful and you can see some of their responses on page 8. We were happily overwhelmed with participation, and want you to know that all of the quotes will be available for the entire community to see this month.

Another reason to be thankful during the month of November is the day we celebrate those who faithfully served our country. Veteran’s Day falls on Wednesday, November 11th, however, we will have a special Resident Association Meeting on Thursday the 12th to honor our veterans here at Kirby Pines.

Our front cover features one of our newer veterans to the community, but one who deserves our thanks and recognition. Johnnie Haley served in three major branches of the military over 21 years. 

The back cover pays homage to many of our other veterans who have served in both times of war and peace. From WWII to Vietnam, we could not be more proud to have them at Kirby Pines. Again, we got so many amazing photos submitted, that we could not use them all here, but they will be available for everyone to enjoy this month.

So THANK YOU to all of our residents, who always go out of their way to help us out with The Pinecone magazine. We really, truly could not do it without you!