On September 15, 2001, I was with my favorite VFW post, Tartentum VFW Post 5758,
to dedicate a POW/MIA Memorial in the Tarentum Park!!
I was one of the guest speakers and got to sit up front, but you can't see me too well because it was pretty cold!!
Then it was my turn to speak and I wasn't cold anymore because what I was saying was too important!  Sitting with me were Past State Commander Lopes, Post 5758 Ladies Auxiliary President Chris Cochran and Commander Willison. Everyone from my favorite post was there!!
This is the Memorial that we dedicated to every POW/MIA

After we dedicated the Memorial, we went back to the Post and I met Mr. Jim Foley.  He was in the 4th Marine Division and is a survivor of Iwo Jima.  He even gave me sand that he brought back from Iwo Jima and I proudly have his 4th Marine Division pin on my hat!!!
I also got to meet State Senator Melissa Hart!! She is now Representative Hart in Washington D.C.