Al Mercer, Col. Tom Hess, Michele Margittai, and Brigadier Gen. Anthony J. Carrelli.
Veterans Leadership Program's Chairman Award Winner Sgt. Doug Vitale, Veteran of the Year Award Winner Jessica Wright, and Sgt. Vitale's wife Alexis.
The Place: Carnegie Music Hall, Oakland, on Thursday.
The Purpose: Veterans Leadership Program hosted A Tribute to Veterans to honor veterans and those who serve them. More than 600 guests – including military personnel, community and business leaders – gathered to hear inspiring stories, listen to live entertainment, applaud well-deserved awards and enjoy a bit of good-natured ribbing.
Awards go to: Veteran of the Year awardee Jessica Wright, acting under secretary of defense for personnel and readiness at the Department of Defense. Chairman’s Award: Sgt. Doug Vitale. 2014 Community Partner Award: Julie Hera DeStefano. 2014 Corporate Leader Award: PNC Bank.
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