WWII veteran honored by Big Bend Hospice

WWII veteran honored at Big Bend Hospice
WWII veteran honored at Big Bend Hospice
Posted at 5:13 PM, Oct 13, 2017
and last updated 2017-10-15 08:42:48-04

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (WTXL) - A local World War II veteran received special honors from Big Bend Hospice for her military service.

Friends, family and members of the "Valor Team" at Big Bend Hospice came to thank Corporal Virginia Cartee for her service. She joined the army in 1943 with the women's army auxiliary corps and later as a secretary to the air inspector's office.

Friday, the Valor Team presented her with several gifts, including a medallion, American flag, Veteran's pin, and a special quilt. After the ceremony, she explained what inspired her to get into the service.

"I was visiting my sister in Tampa, Florida, and I worked for the railroad for a short time, and I found out that wasn't for me," said Corporal Cartee. "I decided one day just on my very own that I was going to join the service, because I had three brothers in service, and one of my daughters served in the service -- and I wanted to be a great part of that."

The Valor Team also saluted Corporal Cartee and sang her a special song.

All in all, she said, it was a fantastic way to remember what she did for the country and we'd like to thank her for her service, too.