Celebrating Volunteers and Supporting our Troops

By Debbie Hersman

This is National Volunteer Week, a time to celebrate what we all can accomplish through service and the stronger communities we build when we take time to help others. As President Obama said when he proclaimed April 10-16, 2011, as National Volunteer Week,

“During National Volunteer Week, we celebrate the profound impact of volunteers and encourage all Americans to discover their own power to make a difference. Every one of us has a role to play in making our communities and our country stronger.”

Chairman Hersman dines with soldiers at Walter Reed

In that spirit, yesterday employees from the NTSB hosted our annual Walter Reed Army Medical Center Volunteer Dinner. Our employees collected books for the Walter Reed library, donated nearly a $1,000 worth of gift cards to give to service members, and provided homemade meals for the service members and family members who attended the dinner. I especially enjoyed having the opportunity to greet each guest and join my colleagues in thanking our servicemen and their families for their sacrifices and service to our country.

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