I got a letter from Karl Robillard at St. Anthony’s recently, and wanted to share what he had to say:
“I want to send one final thank you to all of you for making Veterans Day at St. A’s a big success. I also want to say thank you to Taylor, our photographer, and Dolores, our event organizer here at St. A’s. Most importantly, the veterans who received new shoes and socks felt appreciated and thanked for their service. We did end up getting Channel Two to cover the event after we gave away the last pair of shoes. Thankfully, there were many veterans in the dining room sporting their new shoes who they were able to interview.
When Fr. Alfred opened the St. Anthony dining room on October 4th, 1950, he relied on the strong support from the community to step up and give to those less fortunate. That support is still alive and well today, 61 years later.”
I teamed up with St. Anthony’s, Chrome Shoes, Planet Sox, and the Veterans Administration this Veterans Day to ensure that our veterans do not walk alone in their struggles. Find out what one veteran had to say in the St. Anthony’s blog about the event, and check out the great photos.