Earlier today, I had the great pleasure and privilege of watching Media, PA, and WPHT (1210 AM) with Dom Giordano, put on an outstanding Welcome Home parade and event for our returning veterans.
There were several thousand people who showed up to show their appreciation to our all our veterans, especially those who returned from serving in Afghanistan and Iraq. The turnout was outstanding considering Media has a population of about 10,000 residents. The town's streets were lined with spectators from one end of town to the other (about 6 blocks long).
In addition to the parade and ceremonies, there was also an Outreach and Career Awareness Fair at the Courthouse.
Dedicated to Heroes wants to take a moment to thank many of the companies, sponsors and providers who made this event a resounding success:
- Veterans National Education Program and The Veterans Legacy Project (organizers of the event)
- PA State Police
- PA Veterans Museum
- Bank of America
- Dept. of Veterans Affairs
- The American Legion
- Philadelphia and Coatsville VA Medical Centers
- Blue Star Mothers
- Operation First Response
- The Philadelphia Veterans Multi-Service and Education Center
- Secret Service
- Neuman University
- Drexel University
- The Judge Group: Veterans Placement Services
- Delaware County Chamber of Commerce
- Delaware County Dept. of Veterans Affairs
- Ford Motor Company
Once Again: Thank You Media, Pennsylvania, and its residents.