It was an honor for Operation Gratitude volunteers to take part in a recent “Wings Over Wendy’s” (WOW) Veterans Group meeting in the Los Angeles suburb known as West Hills. (If you don’t already know about this amazing WOW bunch, take a few moments to read an earlier blog post: “Meet the Wonderful ‘Wings Over Wendy’s’ Crew”.)
Our volunteers were present to say “Thank you” and hand out over 80 Veterans care packages. As is usually the case when dealing with the Military, we can never “out-thank” them — and instead came away feeling like we were the ones who had been given the gifts!
We are grateful our friend Alan Hill was on hand to capture these images from a special and memorable morning….
Operation Gratitude founder, Carolyn Blashek and WOW President, Art Sherman, spoke to the crowd.
Los Angeles City Councilman Dennis P. Zine and Operation Gratitude Ambassador Jack Knight thanked Wendy’s franchise owner, Ron Ross, for his kind hospitality over the past 10 years.
To read more about how “Wings Over Wendy’s” got its start, read this L.A. Daily News story: Veterans Wing It at West Hills Wendy’s
(Photos by Alan Hill. Thank you, Alan!)