By Mary Hopfner-Thomas / Posted on July 11th, 2012
During the month of July when we celebrate our nation’s independence, it’s also a time to honor those who have served in our military preserving our freedom over the years. 92 year old June Rolison, a WWII Army Nurse, is one of those individuals. “I just wanted to take care of people”, that’s how June described her decision to become a nurse. June currently resides in the “Redford House”, a Green House home on the Presbyterian Villages of Michigan Redford Campus.
June had hoped to be stationed overseas, but she spent her time in Army hospitals in Virginia working with wounded soldiers. “The servicemen were great. They tried so hard to get around. In many cases their lives were ruined, but they didn’t let that stop them. They gave their lives for us.” While June said it was so tough to see the young men wounded, being an Army Nurse was “very fulfilling”. For June, the fourth of July is a time for people to think about their freedom. She says the servicemen were very thankful for all of the assistance provided to them, and she says she is thankful for the service they provided the country. We couldn’t agree more! Thank you June for your service and to all of our past and current military personnel!