Crabapple Cove, Maine
September 20, 1995
"Today I stand here before the citizens of Crabapple Cove to unveil a project in which I hold close to my heart. You see my late husband the Dr. Benjamin Franklin Hunnicutt wanted a hospital that was accessible to the citizens here in Crabapple Cove. He, my father, and my father-in- law all talked before his untimely death of the plans for the hospital that dreamed of. I know personally that Ben hated to drive to Spruce Harbor to work every morning, he wanted to be closer to home and also to provide more assistance to the people here. His dream died when he did, or so we all thought. I wish Ben were today to see his dream become a reality. This hospital is fully equipped with an Emergency Room department, several Operating Rooms, Recovery Wards, Specialists Departments, a Cafeteria, and many other necessities to a hospital. Today I give you the Hunnicutt Memorial Hospital of Crabapple Cove, Maine. I dedicate this ribbon- cutting to you Ben, I love you, and your memory lives on. This hospital will make sure my late husbands legacy lives on in each and every person who works and visits this hospital. May it be used very seldom. Thank you all for coming today, this means a lot to me and my family. And before I go I'd like to thank all those who made this possible, the workers who built this hospital, my father Dr. Benjamin Franklin Pierce, my father- in - law Dr. B.J. Pierce, my late husband, and of course the fine people Crabapple Cove whom without your generous donations this wouldn't be possible. Thank you."