86th birthday celebrated
William “ Bill” Grove celebrated his 86th birthday at Berkeley Springs Rehab and Nursing on Saturday, October 6. Lula Belle Robertson, chairman of the Ye Towne of Bath Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR) Veteran’s Committee, presented him with a card, a small U.S. flag on a stand, a lapel pin, cookies, WV magazines and a prayer patch.
Grove served a two year enlistment in the Korean War. Upon leaving the army, he studied for his teaching certificate and taught at Berkeley Springs High School. Later in his school career, he went into school administration.
Over two years ago, Lula Belle Robertson came up with the idea of honoring Morgan County veterans that are guests in the three Berkeley Springs facilities – Extended Care at War Memorial Hospital; The Berkeley Springs Rehab and Nursing Center and The Autumn Acres Nursing Home.
The number of veterans in her care change as new guests arrive. Currently, she has 21 vets (four women & 17 men) and they range in age from 61 to 97.
She regularly visits each facility to visit with the vets. She talks to them and gives them books and magazines donated by the DAR. On their birthdays, she makes a special visit and gives them recognition from the DAR.
On their first birthday visit, the vet receives a small American flag on a stand. On the second birthday visit, they receive a lapel flag pin and other requested personal items.