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Article: Ensuring a Veteran Gets Final Respects

Social workers are at the forefront of providing services to veterans. That is why we would like to send up a big cheer for this article from the Mt. Airy News in North Carolina.

Social worker Katarina Jarrell was part of a group that helped arrange a funeral and military honors for veteran Scott Farley, who died from lung cancer. He was estranged from his family and no one claimed his body.

“I feel good that we are able to do this much for him,” Jarrell said. “Veterans don’t get enough credit. They have done so much for us, we need to give back to them every chance we get.”

To learn more about how social workers help veterans visit the National Association of Social Workers’ “Help Starts Here” Veterans Affairs Web page by clicking here.

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  1. Such a truly moving story…..made me so proud to be a SW and so impressed by the multi-agency collaboration that took place due to the hospice SW making that first concerned phone call. It’s real life stories like this that I wish were covered on a larger scale by the media at large. Thanks for sharing this with all of us.

  2. It was an Honor coming from Granville County to stand for Mr Farley today. The Patriot Guard Riders did a wonderful job and I am proud to be a part of that group. Rest in Peace Mr Farley! YOU WERE NOT FORGOTTEN!!

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