Honoring veterans with dental care

Dove Fife was an Army Air Corps nurse during World War II

While I am not a veteran, I do have a soft spot for veterans and Harrison Dental’s main charity work consists of assisting veterans, mostly from the VA Nursing Home, also in Boise’s North End. The VA is limited in its dental services and appreciates the assistance of a full-service dental office like Harrison Dentalto  supplement their care.

My appreciation for veterans is a legacy of my parents, both of whom served in WWII. My father, Leland, was an officer on an aircraft carrier in the Pacific Ocean and my mother Dove was a nurse in the Army Air Corps. She card for injured pilots in the middle of the corn fields of Nebraska.

Leland Fife was an officer on an aircraft carrier in the Pacific Ocean during World War II

They were married on a short leave in the middle of the war and, after a honeymoon of just a couple of days, went back to their respective posts. I think they spent less than 30 days together during the first two years of their married lives – truly a sacrifice.

They made up for lost time, though, and were married 66 years! My dad passed away last year at 91 and my mom is still going strong and will be 91 in February 2012.

My parents leave a legacy of a strong marriage, great family and service to their nation. I was never drafted or asked to serve, so I cannot say I am a veteran. However, the good example my parents set has made a lifelong impression on me and I think that is one reason why I dedicate my skills and time to assist needy veterans.

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4 thoughts on “Honoring veterans with dental care

  1. David Brasuell says:

    I recently heard that Harrison Dental and your staff donate your expertise to our local Veterans Hospital serving Idaho’s Heroes. Thank you Dr. FIfe for your service to our Veterans; especially as we remember the sacrifices of our Veterans on Veterans Day. David E. Brasuell, Administrator, IDVS. USMC (ret)

    We appreciate your staff and your willingness to serve our community.

    • Sorry it took me so long to get back to you! Somehow this got put into the history when I hadn’t yet read it! Thank you for taking a look at our blog. Dr fife loves our Veterans and he has given us as a staff the opportunity to serve alongside him which is an honor and something special to add to his legacy. We love Boise, and we love out Veterans!

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