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Heritage is pleased to collaborate with two other local non-profits, The Robert H. Jackson Center and the PFC Joseph P. Dwyer Veterans Peer to Peer Program, to host “Welcome Home Veterans,” on Saturday, November 3, 2018 at the Robert H. Jackson Center in Jamestown, NY. The event, whose purpose is to honor all veterans who have served and are serving, is open to the community to show them appreciation and learn how our community can continue to value the gifts these men and women provide.
This very special program will feature special guest and renowned speaker Rodney D. Bullard, Vice President of Community Affairs for Chick-fil-A, Inc. and U.S. Air Force Veteran. Bullard is also a Duke Law School graduate, past Congressional Legislative Liaison at the Pentagon, former assistant U.S. attorney, and former White House Fellow who reported directly to the NASA Administrator. Bullard is the author of “Heroes Wanted: Why the World Needs You to Live Your Heart Out.” His presentation will share the powerful ways in which one individual can impact others and create a legacy of service.
Also included in the day will be a panel discussion with local veterans
who have served in World War II, the Korean War, Vietnam War, Gulf War, and Iraq/Afghanistan War. Each individual will address his or her unique, personal story about shifting from military to civilian life, and what role the community played in facilitating that transition.
This program was made possible through the generosity of Heritage Ministries, The Robert H. Jackson Center, the PFC Joseph P. Dwyer Veterans Peer to Peer Program grant from the Chautauqua County Department of Veterans Services, and the following funds held at the Chautauqua Region Community Foundation: Glenn W. Snow/World War II Legacy Endowment Fund and the Salute to the Greatest Generation Endowment Fund.
Lisa Haglund, Heritage Vice President of Marketing and Development, shared the following, “We are honored to have the opportunity, in collaboration with several outstanding groups in our county, to honor those who have served us throughout the years. Across our communities, we serve veterans daily, but today gives us a concrete reason to come together in celebration and understanding of what they sacrificed for all of us to live in freedom. We ask the community to attend and help us display a strong showing of support in what is sure to be a dynamic and powerful program.”
For more information on Heritage, please visit www.heritage1886.org. The PFC Joseph P. Dwyer Veterans Peer to Peer Program’s goal is to link veterans together for socialization and friendship. The program utilizes peer support from those who can relate to the struggles of transitioning into civilian life. Every month, they offer many enjoyable events and activities. For more information about this program, please call Cindy Reidy at (716) 661-8447, or visit www.dwyerchautauqua.com.
Registration is requested for this event. Please call visit www.heritage1886.org/veterans/ or call Lisa Haglund at (716) 985-6850 for more information.
The Robert H. Jackson Center is a 501(c) (3) nonprofit organization that envisions a global society where the universal principles of equality, fairness and justice prevail. The Center invites and engages students of all ages, scholars, educators, national officials and international dignitaries to analyze contemporary issues of peace and justice through the lens of Justice Jackson’s body of work.