Veterans Day 2016
Veterans Day 2016

The week of November 7, Random Acts of Flowers (RAF) partnered with Y.O.U. (Youth & Opportunity United) and AmeriCorps to deliver bouquets to more than 500 veteran patients at Jesse Brown VA Medical Center in Chicago, Captain James A. Lovell Federal Health Care Center in North Chicago, and Edward Hines Jr. Veterans Administration Hospital in Hines. Families at Fisher House in Hines and the Evanston Veterans Center also received surprise, re-purposed bouquets.

Thank you to our Veterans Day 2016 sponsors who helped bring joy into the lives of those who have served our country and deserve a moment of kindness on Veterans Day – and always.

Dare2tri’s Melissa Stockwell joined Random Acts of Flowers Chicago on a Veterans Day delivery!

Stockwell lost her leg in Iraq in 2004 after a roadside bomb went off. After a year at Walter Reed Army Medical Center, she went on to win several Paratriathlons and, on September 11, 2016, she won a Bronze Medal in the Rio Paralympic Games.