As Memorial Day approaches, thoughts turn to Veterans and their many sacrifices for independence and freedom. The Delaney at Georgetown is no different. On May 10, this local retirement community held a special Veteran Appreciation Luncheon, complete with JrROTC presentation and top-notch Texas barbecue.
Communications Director Tiffany Enos said, “Most of our male residents at the Delaney are veterans and we wanted to celebrate all those who live here and we invited the community to participate.” About 60 attendees enjoyed live music and stories about their time in the armed services.
Howard and Barbara Konetchy have been at the Delaney for six months. Howard served in World War II in the Coast Guard and after the war, decided he wanted deeper waters and joined the Navy.
Resident and retired Air Force Major General Robert Palmerton moved to Georgetown to be near his children. He is one of those valuable and unique individuals who served in World War II, Korea and Vietnam. He later worked for General Electric as a program manager before settling in Georgetown.
Retired Army Captain William Furman moved to Texas for the golf and is one of the most recent new residents at the Delaney. He was doubly pleased to celebrate his birthday during the luncheon.