Chambers of commerce salute local veterans
The 100th Bomb Group was host to a Veterans Day luncheon put on by the Power of More Chambers of Commerce on Nov. 11. All six chambers invited their member veterans and their families to be recognized and honored. Over 125 people enjoyed the meal and the great company.
The keynote speaker was John Reiss, Executive Director of the Cuyahoga County Veterans Service Commission. Mr. Reiss joined the Army Reserves at age 17, completed ROTC training and served five years of active duty in both Kuwait and Iraq. He spoke on veterans benefits and services before introducing Maureen Shannon and George Cooper from the Hospice of the Western Reserve. They presented all 24 veterans, ranging from age 25 to 97, with a veteran pin during the emotional ceremony.
I am the Marketing Manager for the Power of More, a networking organization that combines six local chambers of commerce - West Shore, Fairview Park, North Olmsted, North Coast, North Ridgeville and Olmsted.