SSC-Natick Press Release
U.S. Army Soldier Systems Center-Natick
Public Affairs Office
Natick, MA 01760-5012
Contact: Chief, Public Affairs Office
Date: December 8, 2005
SSC employee recognized for promoting veteran awareness
NATICK, Mass. -- George Bernard, a contract specialist at the U.S. Army Soldier Systems Center (SSC), was recognized recently for his efforts to promote veteran awareness. Bernard was presented with a U.S. Army Certificate of Appreciation by Lt. Col. Stephen Abate of the U.S. Army Reserves at the Trinitarian Congregational Church in Wayland, Mass., on Nov. 11.
Bernard was recognized for organizing two Veterans Day programs in 2004 and 2005 at the church, and for organizing a Bronze Star ceremony for his father, Douglas Bernard, in 2003. Douglas Bernard is a World War II Army combat veteran. He did not receive his Bronze Star at the end of World War II, but finally received it fifty-eight years later during a program held at SSC.
"It is an honor to do something special for veterans. Having a Veterans Day program gives the veterans a chance to be recognized for the service and sacrifice they have given this country. Every veteran, Pfc. to General has a story to tell, whether they served in combat or not and in times of peace or war. Veterans Day is a day when their stories must be told," said George Bernard. Bernard also credited his wife, Carolyn, for her support in his endeavors.
For more information about the U.S. Army Soldier Systems Center, please visit our website at: http://www.natick.army.mil.
Photo available upon request.