Altoona, PA – March 22, 2016
Fort Roberdeau’s Veterans Recognition Weekend program received the Excellence in Recreation and Parks award from the Pennsylvania Recreation and Park Society (PRPS) in recognition of efforts to promote parks and recreation as an essential community service. Glenn H. Nelson, Jr., Director of Fort Roberdeau, accepted the award at the PRPS Annual Conference at Seven Springs on Tuesday evening March 15.
The Veterans Recognition Program provides an innovative approach to a customized program focused on military history and/or personal military experience hosted by Fort Roberdeau, a Blair County Park and National Historic Site. The Veterans Recognition Weekend improved the quality of life in the community by providing educational programming, fellowship time for veterans, gratitude time for the public to share thanks and community partnerships to increase the awareness and appreciation for the veteran’s service all in an informal and relaxed setting. The program commanded the respect and support of the local community and businesses leaders and a national corporate sponsor.
The 2015 program celebrated the 70th Anniversary of the end of World War II with Stephen A. Runkle presenting A Flyer’s Story. Del Grosso Foods provided the lunch entrée for over 70 veterans and care providers. The Furious Fourth, a WWII Living History Group, reenacted the WWII GI experience for both Veterans and the public.
The Pennsylvania Recreation and Park Society unites recreation and park professionals and interested citizens to enhance their leadership in meeting recreational needs of all Pennsylvanians.
For more information, contact Glenn Nelson at 814-946-0048.