TidalHealth Nanticoke dedicated its flag wall on Nov. 10 honoring the armed forces and community partnerships.
SEAFORD – TidalHealth Nanticoke today dedicated a flag wall honoring the military branches of the armed forces, MIA/POWs and the hospital’s continued support for veterans and community. The flags—including all branches of the armed forces, Sussex County, the City of Seaford and the State of Delaware—are on permanent display in the hallway leading from the lobby to the emergency department.
TidalHealth Nanticoke, the former Nanticoke Memorial Hospital, will be forever linked to military service and veterans dating back to its origin. Groundbreaking for the hospital occurred on Independence Day, July 4, 1950. The official dedication of Nanticoke Memorial Hospital happened on November 11, 1951 on Armistice Day, now celebrated annually as Veterans Day.
“From the initial planning of the hospital in 1945 by town leaders and civic organizations just eight months after the end of World War II, it was declared that Nanticoke Memorial was to be built in tribute to all men and women from Sussex County who had been in the armed forces during wartime,” said Penny Short, President, TidalHealth Nanticoke. “Although the name of the hospital changed with the creation of our new health system, the memorial spirit and passion to honor those who have served has never wavered. This is our small contribution to continuing that legacy.”
Also unveiled as part of the dedication celebration was a plaque on display near the flags that speaks to TidalHealth Nanticoke’s beginnings and its historical and patriotic connection, dedication, and devotion to those who have served and continue to serve our nation.