On Wednesday, 8 November, the CNY Veterans Recognition Foundation is holding their 4th Annual Veterans Day Dinner at the Welch Allyn Lodge. Known simply as The Lodge , this beautiful facility lies on the pristine wooded campus of Welch Allyn’s headquarters in scenic Skaneateles, located just 20 minutes from downtown Syracuse. It provides the perfect setting for this important and memorable event. So please, mark your calendars!. A portion of the proceeds from the event will benefit the mission of Honor Flight Syracuse.
The Veterans Day Dinner honors the men and women who have served and continue to serve our country, with an entertaining evening of recognition, silent auction, and distinguished guest speakers. Dan Cummings of WSYR News Channel 9 and an alumni of Mission 04 will be the evening’s Master of Ceremonies.
This year’s Keynote Speaker will be Major General Michael E. Dunlavey. After graduating from Notre Dame, General Dunlavey served for four years in the United States Army, with assignments in Germany and Vietnam. He then earned his law degree and went on to distinguish himself as both an attorney and a judge in Pennsylvania. After the 9/11 attacks, General Dunlavey was recalled to active duty.
Based on his unique combat, intelligence, and legal background, he was chosen by the Secretary of Defense to design an intelligence gathering program to help prevent further attacks on the United States. Additionally, General Dunlavey has dedicated a significant amount of his time to a number of organizations that support Veterans suffering from Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder and Traumatic Brain Injury, and to organizations that provide training and workforce development services for Veterans transitioning from military to civilian life.
Tickets and more information available at www.cnyvrf.com.