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Veterans Memorial Gardens


Through memorials and tributes in our Veterans Memorial Gardens, you can honor your loved one’s service and create a lasting legacy by ensuring that your family, friends and neighbors always have access to the same compassionate care and support when facing a life-impacting illness.

We are grateful for our veterans.

We created a place in our John T. Dees, M.D. and Jenny L. Dees Heritage Garden in Wilmington and Brunswick Garden at our SECU Hospice House of Brunswick specifically to honor veterans. These Veterans Memorials are an especially fitting tribute and reflect our commitment, as a Level 5 partner in the We Honor Veterans Program, to those who served. It is highest level that can be achieved in the program, and was earned by meeting stringent criteria that exemplifies our commitment to Veterans i our community.

Different tribute opportunities fill the memorial garden, including star markers on the base of the eagle, stepping stones along the garden pathway, garden benches, and flags representing our country, our state and the different branches of the armed services. The centerpiece of the Veterans Memorial is an eagle sculpture commissioned by local artist Dumay Gorham.

Remembering your loved one by making care accessible to others.

Tribute gifts to the Veterans Memorials support Lower Cape Fear LifeCare’s We Honor Veteran Program across the communities we serve. Tribute gifts may honor a Veteran’s life or remember a loved one who has died. Gifts may be made at any time of the year. Tributes are celebrated during semi-annual Tribute Ceremonies that donors are invited to attend.

To learn more about sponsorship and tribute opportunities for the Veterans Memorial Garden in either Wilmington or Bolivia, please call 910-796-7900.

Together we can make a difference

We are the regional hospice of choice for thousands of patients. We are a nonprofit hospice, meaning we help everyone regardless of their ability to pay. This is only possible through the generous donations from people like you.

Funding goes to help us provide grief support, hospice and palliative care, capital needs, spiritual care and special programs for veterans.

To give, please call 910.796.7900 or give online. You may also mail your gift to: Lower Cape Fear LifeCare, 1414 Physicians Drive, Wilmington, NC 28401.

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Lower Cape Fear LifeCare’s Veterans Memorial Gardens offer a space like none other in New Hanover and Brunswick counties to honor and remember loved ones who have served our county.  Pathways, constructed with pavers and bricks etched with the names of a US veterans, invite visitors to stroll the intertwined paths and reflect on the one the lives of those who put their lives on the line to defend our freedoms.




Lower Cape Fear LifeCare is a nonprofit organization dedicated to providing access to the highest quality LifeCare, education, and supportive services to our patients, their families, and the communities we serve.


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On January 1, 2020, Lower Cape Fear Hospice formally changed its name to Lower Cape Fear LifeCare to better represent the spectrum of care and support they provide those in our community.