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What better way to celebrate opening day of the Olympics than by holding your very own celebratory event? Residents at Bethel’s Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Croton-on-Hudson shared in the Olympic excitement by doing exactly that.
The event began with the passing of a torch, which was handed from resident to resident and unit to unit, amid cheers and applause.
Pictured is resident Al Ferraro, the last of the torch bearers, as he proudly displays the Olympic symbol.
In addition to the passing of the torch, the event included the singing of the Star Spangled Banner as well as the national anthems of several other countries. Refreshments included tea and cucumber sandwiches, among other traditional fare of the 2012 Olympic host country, England.