November 7th, 2023
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Halifax Health – Lohman Center for Diabetes Honors Veterans on Veterans Day at State of Diabetes Community Event and Expo

by Nicholas Heiskell • November 7, 2023

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Daytona Beach, FL (November 7, 2023) – Halifax Health – Lohman Center for Diabetes and Endocrinology has partnered with the American Diabetes Association to host the Florida State of Diabetes Community Event and Expo on Veteran’s Day, November 11, 2023 at the Daytona Beach News Journal Center. This special event is dedicated to education on topics important to people with diabetes and is FREE to the public.

In addition to the expo featuring all the topics which impact people with diabetes on a daily basis, the event will include a special salute to veterans at 11:00 am and all veterans are invited to attend this portion of the event. This special tribute is being organized by Nancy Lohman, daughter of a USAF Saber Jet F-86, then B-52 pilot who served in both Korea and in Vietnam. Nancy’s father was stationed in Guam in 1972, and was one of the many B-52 pilots involved in the bombing of Hanoi, Operation Linebacker II.  He retired as a Lt. Colonel.

According to Lohman, “This day has always been extremely special to my family and me. Having gratitude for the women and men who served and continue to serve in our armed forces is something my father instilled in me.  I was proud to organize these tributes in the cemetery business and now for our State of Diabetes conference.”

The event promises to be an inspiring and patriotic gathering, featuring a remarkable lineup of activities and performances. It is an opportunity for the community to come together and support veterans while also focusing on diabetes prevention and management.

The program for the Florida State of Diabetes event is as follows:

Patriotic Music

Elizabeth Jennings, Pianist

Music Director of Saint Brendan’s


Nancy Lohman

Presentation of Colors

Embry Riddle Aeronautical University Army ROTC Color Guard

National Anthem

Lori Partington, Soloist

Pledge of Allegiance

Nancy Lohman

Guest Speaker

Frank Farmer, Col. (ret), MD

Military Song Sing-Along

Elizabeth Jennings, Pianist

Music Director of Saint Brendan’s

Led by Lori Partington, Soloist

Amazing Grace

Bob Barnes, The Traveling Bagpiper

The event will kick off with a beautiful rendition of patriotic music performed by Elizabeth Jennings, followed by a warm welcome from Nancy Lohman. The Embry Riddle Aeronautical University Army ROTC Color Guard will present the colors, and the National Anthem will be sung by Lori Partington. Nancy Lohman will lead the Pledge of Allegiance.

The event will continue with a Military Song Sing Along, where everyone is encouraged to stand and sing the song representing their or a friend or family member’s service branch. Elizabeth Jennings will provide the musical accompaniment.

To conclude the event, the beautiful sound of bagpipes will fill the air as Bob Barnes, known as The Traveling Bagpiper, performs a moving musical tribute.

This event is a wonderful opportunity for the community to come together and honor our veterans while also raising awareness about the importance of diabetes care and research. All are welcome to attend this special event.

For more information about the event or to RSVP, please call 386.425.DIAB.

About Halifax Health:

Recognized as one of the 50 Top Cardiovascular Hospitals™ in the United States by IBM Watson Health™, Halifax Health serves Volusia and Flagler counties, providing a continuum of health care services through a network of organizations including a tertiary hospital, two community hospitals, an urgent care network, psychiatric services, a cancer treatment center with five outreach locations, the area’s largest hospice, a center for inpatient rehabilitation, outpatient rehabilitation clinics, primary care walk-in clinics, a clinic specializing in women’s health, a pediatric care community clinic, three children’s medical practices, a home health care agency and an exclusive provider organization. Halifax Health offers the area’s only Level II Trauma Center, Center for Transplant Services, Pediatric Intensive Care Unit, Pediatric Emergency Department with board-certified pediatricians on staff 24/7, Child and Adolescent Behavioral Services, OB Emergency Department and Level III Neonatal Intensive Care Unit that cares for babies born earlier than 28 weeks. It’s also the area’s longest-standing Thrombectomy-Capable Stroke Center (TSC) offering complete Neurosurgical Services.

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