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Wounded Warriors: Honor the Heroes

Sen. Tim Solobay writes about the Wounded Warriors Project on this anniversary of the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks.

With the anniversary of the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks upon us again, it’s not only important to remember the heroes and victims of that historic day, but we should also recognize some of the good that came from that tragedy. 

The Wounded Warrior Project was started by several service veterans and their friends who were moved by the stories of the first wounded service members returning from Iraq and Afghanistan.

It began as a program to provide small comforts to the wounded, but has grown into a complete rehabilitative effort to assist warriors as they recover and return to civilian life.

On Thursday, UBS is sponsoring the second annual UBS Tailgate Fundraiser for the Wounded Warrior Project. The event will take place at the Metso/Taggart Building, 4000 Town Center Blvd, Suite 100, in Southpointe  from 5 p.m. until 9 p.m.

There will be games and contests, a raffle and a silent auction. For more information on how you can attend or help sponsor the event, contact Angel Shaw 724-416-6020 (daryl.shaw@ubs.com) or David Liguori 724-416-6025, (david.liguouri@ubs.com), or click here.

Sarris Recovery a Community Triumph

, Bill Sarris found out just how important his business is to generations of Canonsburg residents. 

Before the smoke had cleared from the building, people volunteered to bring shovels and brooms to help with the clean-up.

Within days, , and the popular ice cream parlor re-opened for summer.

The story of ’ recovery is not just about a business surviving a terrible setback during tough economic times.  It’s also a story about how a business becomes part of the fabric of community.  Once common in Pennsylvania’s small towns, this kind of relationship is increasingly rare in an age of big box stores and chains.

I visited the Sarris factory recently to talk to the customers, employees and owners and to document the unique relationship between Canonsburg and its candy maker.

You can watch the video by clicking here.

Reservations for Holiday Bus Tour Available

It’s still short-sleeve weather outside, but constituents who want to join my annual Holiday Bus Tour of the Capitol shouldn’t wait until the snow starts to fly.  

The seats fill quickly and we'd hate to have to turn anyone away.

The tour will include stops at the Governor’s Mansion, the Capitol building and Hershey Chocolate World.

A hot lunch will be served at the Capitol and is included in the $65 ticket price.  The trip is scheduled for Wednesday, Dec. 12.

Anyone interested in going along can contact my Washington satellite office at 724-223-2114 for reservations, pick-up times and places.

 

cecil resident September 12, 2012 at 05:16 PM
Senator Solobay i want to thank you making us aware of what is going on in our cummunity. You get involved in every aspect with the community not just the political sides. I don't always agree with you but I respect what you do for the community. Keep up the good work and you will always get my vote.
cecil resident September 12, 2012 at 07:36 PM
Totally disagree I have watch what our other representatives and senators in our area are posting and Senator Solobay and Representative Murphy post are mostly about issue like energy and veterans voter issue etc. Some of the others are so busy patting them self on there backs to face the real issues there agenda is the only thing they post
Amanda Gillooly September 12, 2012 at 09:51 PM
Eyes - No personal attacks. This is the second time I have had to delete your comments. Please keep your comments civil. Thanks. Questions, call me. 724-510-5659.

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