You are cordially invited to the WNY Chapter of the American Red Cross’ Military Family Salute
and Reconnection Brunch to be held on Saturday, June 1, 2019. The brunch will held at the
Veterans of Foreign Wars Leonard Post, Jr. #6251, 2450 Walden Avenue, Cheektowaga, NY. The
event will begin at 10:30 a.m. and conclude at 12:30 p.m.
NYS Senator, Robert G. Ortt, will be our distinguished keynote speaker. Mr. Ortt enlisted in the
New York Army National Guard in October of 2001 in direct response to the attacks on the
United States on September 11 th . He served in Afghanistan during Operation Enduring Freedom
as a combat mentor-advisor to the Afghan National Police in Kandahar City and was awarded
several medals in recognition of his service. Mr. Ortt has been a New York State Senator for the
past 4 year being sworn into office in January of 2015.
The event is FREE for all local veterans, reservists, National Guard members, active duty
personnel, and military families and friends. We would also like to extend an invitation to your
organization’s members to join us that day as we honor our local heroes.
In addition to our speaker and brunch, local military and community agencies will be
represented, providing information on local resources and programs. If you are interested in
having an information table at the event please RSVP as soon as possible. To attend the event
please RSVP by May 24 th by calling the American Red Cross and leaving a message at 716-878-
2371 or by emailing Lisa Taibi at firstname.lastname@example.org.