National Salute to Veterans Week

February 16th, 2012

2-16-12The VA Greater Los Angeles Healthcare Center has over one thousand volunteers who give of themselves to veterans who have given so much of themselves. Marianne Davis is coordinator of those one thousand volunteers and when she heard about The Kindness Bicycle Ride for Heroes, she insisted that I come to the dinner/dance and bring The Kindness Bicycle for all to see.
The roomful of Veterans, family members and caregivers were all smiles and so complimentary. 25 Bruin Belles an All Girls Service Association from UCLA were there to help with the greeting of all attendees and created some wonderful party favors. One of my favorite moments was when two veterans, Richard and George, pictured above, were on the dance floor dancing with at least a dozen Bruin Belles, smiling from ear to ear.
Tyrone, a Sergeant in the Army had recent surgery on his foot and you never would have known it, as he was on the dance floor for every song. Even the less medically complex surgeries are still needed to be performed with perfection.

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