The Army Experience Center (A.E.C) in Philadelphia which as we all know wasn’t supposed to be a permanent station is finally going to close next week after completing its two years of journey. Several peoples claiming to be reason of its shut down by their several protests over the last few years is however not the truth. Last night A.C.E thanked its employees, soldiers and its community for their help and support, though a dinner.
I was presented with a beautiful statue of an Eagle with an American flag in its talons. It was presented to me on behalf of GoE, Second Brigade MC, Viet Nam Vets Mc, SE.E. Pennsylvania Confederation of Clubs and our larger veteran’s community, which was quite unexpected and touching when dealing with. Lt. Cdr. Joe Eastman USN Ret. Received a same statue which I believe he deserved. I was very moved by this and I do believe that the statue doesn’t only belong to me but to all the peoples that has made A.C.E a huge success. Be it serving food to homeless, packing boxes for your brave warriors or other events that I had to direct involvement. It would nearly be impossible to accomplish all this without you all.
As in the end of your journey I would like to take time and appreciate all the hard work done by our soldiers and civilians for making it easier for those young men and woman who wish to join the army, for providing a decent atmosphere for those kids wanting to spent time after school in a safe and sound environment, for mentoring all those teenagers motivating them in every aspect of their life and also for providing all the guardianship to those kids, spending time with them on fun websites where they can play www.newbingosites.org, making them well-versed with the modern technology, which did help improving them in lots of ways.
Now as the journey coming to an end I am proud to say that all the brave warriors that are assigned elsewhere will be taking with them valuable things that they have learned throughout this time which will not only shape their military careers but will also help with the social factors of the community.