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KDKA-TV Military Support Day Coming Up On May 19

KDKA-TV Military Support Day Coming Up On May 19


SATURDAY, MAY 19th, KDKA-TV IS INVITING YOU TO CELEBRATE ARMED FORCES DAY AND SPECIAL EVENTS. IT IS KDKA-TV MILITARY SUPPORT DAY AND A CHANCE FOR ACTIVE DUTY MILITARY, VETERANS AND THEIR FAMILIES TO CONNECT WITH AREA RESOURCES, MEET OUTSTANDING VETERANS AND HAVE FUN WITH LIVE MUSIC, ENTERTAINMENT AND FOOD. THE DIRECTOR IS HERE WITH MORE WHAT IS TAKING PLACE THIS SATURDAY AND THE FOUNDER AND DIRECTOR OF, IT IS ABOUT THE WARRIOR FOUNDATION. SO GLAD TO HAVE YOU ALL HERE. I LOVE THAT KDKA IS DOING SO MUCH IN THE COMMUNITY. AND IT IS A GREAT WAY FOR THE VETERANS TO COME OUT AND KNOW THEY ARE SUPPORTED. ABSOLUTELY. WE WERE SO HONORED TO PARTNER WITH KDKA TO PUT THIS EVENT TOGETHER. WE’LL HAVE OVER 30 LOCAL BUSINESSES, NONPROFIT AT THE MALL. THEY’LL HAVE DISPLAYS SET UP. AND THEY WILL BE THERE TO HELP PROVIDE THE RESOURCES THAT MAY HAVE SOME OF THE, WEATHER ACTIVE DUTY OR VETS TRANSITION BACK INTO, WHETHER IT IS THE WORKPLACE, IF YOU NEED A JOB, AND WE’LL HAVE SOME HELP. WE’LL HAVE DIFFERENT GROUPS THERE FROM THE VAT IS ABOUT THE IT IS ABOUT THE WARRIOR IS GOING TO BE THERE. WE WANT TO HIT THE VETS AND THE ACTIVE DUTY. SO THERE IS SO MUCH TO DO THAT DAY. IT SOUNDS LIKE IT, MUSIC, FOOD AND ENTERTAINMENT FOR THE KIDS. THAT IS A LOT. WE’LL KICK OFF THE DAY WITH THE NATIONAL ANTHEM. AND WE’LL HAVE HILLBILLY WAY. AND WE’RE GIVING FREE GIFT CARDS TO MILITARY, VETERANS, RETIRED, ACTIVE, SHOWING YOUR ID. AND WE OF COURSE HAVE DISCOUNTS. TELL US WHY SOMETHING LIKE THAT IS SO IMPORTANT? IT IS A GREAT OPPORTUNITY FOR US TO RAISE AWARENESS ABOUT WHO WE ARE AND IT IS A GREAT WAY FOR VETERANS TO FIND A JOB, FORM NEW FRIENDSHIPS, NEW BONDS AND THERE IS A LOT OF BROTHERHOOD IN THE MILITARY FOR MEN AND WOMEN THAT ARE LOOKING FOR. SO WHAT DOES YOUR FOUNDATION DO? WE ARE A NONPROFIT. AND WE BENEFIT ALL VETERANS AND ACTIVE. WHEN YOU TRANSITION OUT OF THE MILITARY, YOU KIND OF GET LOST. AND THERE IS NO REASON NOT TO HELP EVERYBODY. WE HAVE A NEW OFFICE IN WEXFORD. WE HAVE A BUNCH OF OUTREACH PROGRAM THAT WE JUST STARTED WITH THE PENGUINS. WE HAVE VETERANS’ HOCKEY TEAMS. IT IS GOOD STUFF. TELL US ABOUT YOUR ROLE IN THIS BIG EVENT? WE REALLY CONNECT TALENTED INDIVIDUALS SUCH AS MILITARY VETERANS. AND WE WANT TO MAKE SURE THAT THEY HAVE OPPORTUNITIES FOR GREAT AND MEANINGFUL CAREERS WITHIN UMPC. AS A MILITARY VETERAN MYSELF, THE TRANSITION IS DIFFICULT. BUT WHAT WE’RE SEEING WITH KDKA AND THE MALL AT ROBERTSON, WE’RE SEEING A GREAT PARTNERSHIP IN THE PITTSBURGH AREA. AND WE WANT TO MAKE SURE THAT WE’RE THERE TO GIFT VETS AND OPPORTUNITY. THANK YOU FOR YOUR SERVICE. I UNDERSTAND THAT YOU SERVED 7 YEARS IN THE AIR FORCE. ANTHONY? 7 YEARS IN THE ARMY. THANK YOU FOR YOUR SERVICE. THIS IS A CHANCE FOR PEOPLE TO COME OUT AND MEET PEOPLE LIKE ROCKY BLIER AND OTHER VETERANS AS WELL. YES. WE WILL HAVE A COUPLE AUTHOR THERE’S. WE’LL HAVE CHARLES — AND JACK CARR. THEY’LL HAVE THEIR BOOKS AVAILABLE FOR PURCHASE. THEY WILL SIGN THEM AND YOU CAN MEET THEM. YOU CAN HEAR AND INSPIRING STORY ABOUT ROCKY. EVERYONE LOVES HIM AS A PITTSBURGHER. BUT HE WAS ALSO IN VIETNAM. HE BROUGHT TO LIFE HERE. AND SEVERAL CBS CELEBRITIES ARE GOING TO BE THERE. YES. THIS IS ALL FREE, RIGHT? SATURDAY FROM 2:00 TO 6:00. IS IT ALL FREE? EVERYTHING IS FREE. YOU CAN VISIT WITH THE ORGANIZATIONS AND ENJOY THE MUSIC, THE FOOD. DO YOU WANT TO SHOP? THERE WILL BE A PRIZE RAFFLE AND SILENT AUCTION ITEMS. THE MONEY WILL GO TO IS ABOUT THE WARRIOR AND THE CHAMBER. I GOT A COUPLE OF SHIRTS FOR THE EVENTS AND PENGUIN JERSEYS AS WELL. HE IS OUR HERO. YES. THANK YOU FOR COMING IN AND DOING WHAT YOUR DOING THIS WEEKEND. AND COME CELEBRATE ARMED FORCES DAY AT THE KDKA-TV MILITARY SUPPORT DAY THIS SATURDAY 2:00 TO 6:00 AT THE MALL AT ROBERTSON. THERE WILL BE SUPPORT FOR MILITARY FAMILIES AND MUSIC, FOOD, ACTIVITIES AND A CHANCE TO MEET OUTSTANDING VETERANS


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