Veterans honored and recognized during ‘Patriots in the Park’

Veterans honored and recognized during ‘Patriots in the Park’Representative Tina Pickett and Clint Owlett are pictured with the Quilt of Valor recipients during the “Patriots in the Park” event. Photo credit: Laura Taylor.

The Friends of Mt. Pisgah State Park honored servicemen and women at their annual “Patriots in the Park” event, held last Saturday. 

Veterans honored and recognized during ‘Patriots in the Park’
Troop 30 offers a salute during a presentation of the colors. Photo credit: Laura Taylor.

The celebration was kicked off by a performance by the Penn York Highlanders. The VFW Post 8675 and Cub Scout Troop 30 presented the colors. The Troy High School Chamber Choir led by Sydney MacDonald, provided performances of the National Anthem and America the Beautiful.

Veterans honored and recognized during ‘Patriots in the Park’
Pictured, are the Penn York Highlanders, who kicked off the “Patriots in the Park” event. Photo credit: Laura Taylor.
Veterans honored and recognized during ‘Patriots in the Park’
Pictured, is the Troy Chamber Choir. Photo credit: Laura Taylor.

Command Sergeant Major, U.S. Army retired, Darryl Jannone was the keynote speaker at the event and encouraged all to continue to “Make it Matter.” 

Veterans honored and recognized during ‘Patriots in the Park’
Pictured is the keynote speaker, Command Sergeant Major, U.S. Army retired, Darryl Jannone. Photo credit: Laura Taylor.

There were four Quilts of Valor (QOV) presented to veterans Joseph Kozak, Clyde Seeley, Robert Smith, and Vernon Perry. In addition, Representatives Clint Owlett and Tina Pickett honored the Quilt of Valor recipients with a presentation of medals. 

Veterans honored and recognized during ‘Patriots in the Park’
Representative Tina Pickett and Clint Owlett present medals to the Quilt of Valor recipients during the “Patriots in the Park” event. Photo credit: Laura Taylor.

The Troy High School Cross Country team and National Honor Society members assisted with serving lunch to the participants. 

Veterans honored and recognized during ‘Patriots in the Park’
The Troy High School Cross Country Team serves lunch. Photo credit: Laura Taylor.

The Friends of Mt. Pisgah would like to also thank the following for their support of this year’s event; VFW Post 714, Reverend Laura Kyler, Coach Gary Ward and the Cross Country Team, Coach Laura Brown and the National Honor Society members, Bill Brasington and the Troy Historical Society, Lea Chisum-Chaffee and the Bradford County Library System, Rosemary Wynott and the Bradford County Bookmobile, Gene and Teri Roloson (Amateur Radio Club), Mary Campbell, Mike Meagher, Laura Taylor, The Clemens Center, the Penn York Highlanders, and Bradford County Dairy Princess Court member Mackenzie Slater.

Veterans honored and recognized during ‘Patriots in the Park’
Mackenzie Slater and Alexandra Ayres serve ice cream at the “Patriots in the Park” event, and represented the Bradford County Dairy Prince Court. Photo credit: Laura Taylor.
Veterans honored and recognized during ‘Patriots in the Park’
Veterans view the world map, during the “Patriots in the Park” event held last Saturday. Photo credit: Laura Taylor.
Veterans honored and recognized during ‘Patriots in the Park’
A salute to the flag. Photo credit: Laura Taylor.

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