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Annual Observance Serves as Day of Gratitude for Heroism in Face of Emergencies 

COLONIAL BEACH, Va., Dec. 9, 2021 — In recognition of National First Responders Day, Westmoreland Rehabilitation & Healthcare Center in Colonial Beach honored the local police and fire departments, and volunteer rescue squad for their heroism in the face of emergencies. For the observance, the skilled nursing facility provided the first responders with lunch prepared by Jersey Mike’s. Pictured is Police Officer Scott Lamand.

“Colonial Beach’s police officers, firefighters and rescue squad members are heroes, through and through,” said Westmoreland’s Nancy Niswander, director of admissions and business development. “This annual observance and lunch are small tokens of Westmoreland’s everyday appreciation and gratitude for their bravery and all they do to help those in the Colonial Beach community.

Congress established National First Responders Day in 2017. The annual fall observance serves as a day of gratitude for those who take immediate action and are the first on the scene of stressful situations.

Located at 2400 McKinney Blvd., Westmoreland Rehabilitation & Healthcare Center provides post-hospital care, short-term rehab and long-term residential care.

Its specialized programming aims to meet the healthcare needs of area residents; Westmoreland is the only licensed nursing facility in Westmoreland County.


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2400 McKinney Blvd., Colonial Beach, Va. 22443

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