Veterans Leadership Program of Western Pennsylvania, Inc.
December 5, 2007
When is the last time you sang God Bless America, recited the Pledge of Allegiance, set-aside time for a moment of silence, or said a prayer on behalf of our unparalleled country?
The Veterans Leadership Program of Western Pennsylvania recently presented an extraordinary event that allowed over 600 of us to do this, and much more.
This Tribute to Veterans program sanctioned us to see-through our political views, reach into our hearts and feel emotions from extreme sadness to triumph, all on behalf of those who have served, and those who have supported them.
Words cannot express the powerful message conveyed by master of ceremonies, Glen Meakem and his team at the podium. Their passion for veterans was contagious, refreshing and not-to-be forgotten.
The sincerity and depth of the evening was a beautiful and dignified reminder of sacrifices, yet spirited to perfection. We were all touched in a very profound way, with tear-filled eyes and earnest smiles. The audience consisted of uniformed military, family, and friends. Special guests included Gold Star Mothers, General Gus Pagonis, and many deserving honorees.
Thank You, VLP for bringing attention and heightened awareness to such a worthy cause.
Thank You, VLP for an inspiring event that brought together the military and civilians in an atmosphere of appreciation, respectfulness and patriotism.
Thank you, Al Mercer and the staff at VLP for your commitment, exuberance and solemn grace in caring for veterans.
I feel honored to have been part of the event, and look forward to sharing this most memorable camaraderie with fellow military and civilian supporters in years to come.
I strongly suggest you mark your calendar for next year’s tribute.
Fair WInds and Following Seas,
M J Costello
Sailor, United States Navy
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the success of veterans served
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the commitment of the people involved with VLP
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caring and genuinely concerned with the long term well-being of clients served.
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