Veteran’s Day

Tom Peters, who from 1966 to 1970 served in the U.S. Navy and later wrote about business management practices, is quoted as saying. “Leaders win through logistics. Vision, sure. Strategy, yes. But when you go to war, you need to have both toilet paper and bullets at the right place at the right time. In other words, you must win through superior logistics.”

– Rule #3: Leadership Is Confusing As Hell, Fast Company, March 2001

This year Active Aging, Inc., along with various sponsors, is holding their 18th annual Through A Veteran’s Eye: A Salute, to honor the men and women in uniform who have and will continue to protect our freedom. This year, our one day event will be focusing on the logistics of maintaining and moving the military during war and at peacetime.

Active Aging, Inc. invites you to join us on Saturday, November 11, 2017 for Through A Veteran’s Eye: A Salute. This year’s topic is Logistics: A Vital Part of Fighting a War. We often hear stories of the bravery and sacrifices made by the men and women on the frontline who are in the line of fire. While it is important to honor these individuals we need to remember the hardships and sacrifices made by those that support the missions of our military. These personnel are the supply clerks, medical personnel, cooks, engineers, mechanics, police, and countless others without whom the mighty military machine would come to a grinding halt.

We will begin the day at 0830 with a flag raising ceremony that will include the playing of For The Colors and a 21-gun salute. The Meadville Area High School Band will be providing music. We will have an invocation by Reverend Dr. Brian Jensen. Abby and Hannah Mosbacher will be singing the National Anthem, and Conneaut Lake Girl Scout Troop 36539 will lead the pledge of allegiance.

Following this ceremony we will be serving an Army style breakfast of scrambled eggs and creamed beef from a mess tent and during breakfast Quilts of Valor, whose mission is to cover service members and veterans touched by war with comforting and healing quilts, will be presenting quilts to area veterans.

Next, Jack Greer Memorial Post 52 will hold the solemn Missing Man Ceremony in memory of fallen, missing, or imprisoned military service members.

This year we will have two speakers: Lt. Col. Robert Hudson, Air Force Veteran and Mr. Paul Mushrush, Army Veteran.

If you are unable to take part in this year’s event, you can watch it in your own home on the Armstrong Cable channel as well as through our website at

A committee of local veterans and volunteers has put their time and dedication into producing this year’s Through A Veteran’s Eye: A Salute.  Without them and the donations from our sponsors, none of this would be possible. We would like to thank each committee member as well as Vantage, The Meadville Tribune, Linesville VFW Post 7842, KFC, and Lucy and John Nesbitt.

For more information being a volunteer for next year’s event, contact us at (814)336-1792. To stay up to date about future events, like us on Facebook or read about them in The County ECHO.

Click HERE for this year’s flyer.