Employee of the Month

Carita Trent

August

Carita Trent, Office Support Assistant for the Missouri Veterans Cemetery – Higginsville, was selected as the August 2014 Missouri Veterans Commission Employee of the Month.

Carita was nominated by her peers and selected because of the compassion she shows when helping Veterans and their families.

One particular example of that compassion was when an elderly Veteran had his wife interred at the Higginsville State Veterans Cemetery in fall of 2012. Carita befriended this Veteran, and throughout numerous visits of his to the cemetery, Carita helped him quit drinking, get supportive help and meals from the Senior Center and a potential move closer to his children in Kansas. The Veteran visits every Thursday, weather permitting, to visit his wife and makes sure he stops in the office and have a couple of cups of coffee with Carita, chatting about the past weeks' events. Carita's compassion and determination has more than likely saved this veteran from loneliness and "giving up" after his wife passed away.

Carita is also task oriented and extremely competent, bringing superb efficiency, productivity and organization skills to the facility. Her compassion and kindness for those we serve reflects well on the Commission as a whole and on herself in particular.

Carita will be honored August 20, 2014 at 1:30 p.m. at the Missouri Veterans Cemetery – Higginsville in Higginsville, Missouri.

Congratulations Carita!

The Missouri Veterans Commission has established the Employee of the Month Program to recognize employees within the Missouri Veterans Commission for outstanding service. If you would like to recognize a fellow co-worker for their outstanding service, please refer to your program’s policy manual for nomination procedures.