The Lehigh Valley Military Affairs Council’s annual “Salute to the Troops” dinner will be held on 13 May, starting at 6 p.m., at a new location this year: the Holiday Inn at 7736 Adrienne Drive in Breinigsville. Our member organizations are strongly encouraged to attend, but the event is open to any member of the community wishing the recognize the service of the current military and recently returned veterans. Now the the time to reserve your seat(s). We ask that you do this no later than 4 May.
This is the thirteenth year we are celebrating our recently returned veterans and servicemembers, who attend at no cost (including their significant other). It also gives us all an opportunity to mingle and socialize as a community. The dinner’s continuance is a testimony to its past success and to a wonderfully supportive community we have in this valley. Some new wrinkles have been added this year to improve the atmosphere of the event.
This year’s speaker will be Robert P. Daday, Colonel, U.S. Marine Corps (Retired). A practicing lawyer, he is a veteran well-known for his active civic engagement within the local Lehigh Valley community. His notable activities have included being the Secretary of the Crime Victims Council of the Lehigh Valley, a Board Director for the Lehigh County Senior Center Board, and an active member of the in the Honorary First Defenders, Knights of Columbus, Pennsylvania Republican State Committee and Saint Thomas More Parish. While serving, he was recognized as “Marine of the Year” by the Pennsylvania Department of the Marine Corps League for his contributions to the community on behalf of the Marine Corps and the Marine Corps League.
Beyond some pomp and ceremony, lie the true purposes of the event: the need to maintain the connection of our military to our community for their good and to remember in an active way what our veterans have often sacrificed for us.
To register as an individual or a group, use either the PDF or Word Doc form. For questions and if you are a recently returned veteran or a currently a servicemember (reserve or active), please contact firstname.lastname@example.org and write you wish to attend — or call 484-788-0196. The office is open on Wednesdays.
As of 6 April 2016
Updated 14 April 2016