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Honoring Veterans in Hospice

Janet Crum
The Korean War Veterans Memorial, May 1, 2008.

Serving in the military changes one's perspective on life, but often it also alters the way they face death.  Ben Kieffer speaks with Deborah Grassman, the CEO and co-founder of Opus Peace.  Opus Peace  is a nonprofit organization whose mission is to help people work through trauma.

Prior to Opus Peace, Grassman worked as a nurse practitioner for three decades at the Department of Veterans Affairs. She was also the director of the VA's hospice program and personally took care of over 10,000 dying veterans.

On Wednesday, March 26, Grassman will be speaking at the Coralville Public Library and on Thursday, March 27, she will be running a grief seminar at the Coralville Center for the Performing Arts.

Ben Kieffer is the host of IPR's River to River