Patriot Detachment 1230 Marine Corps League was an Award recipient at the 3rd annual Volunteer Awards Dinner of the Guardians of the National Cemetery held on January 17th at Kings Caterers in Bristol. The Detachment was the recipient of the Veterans Organization Award and accepting it was Detachment Commandant George Kelly, Jr.
Other Detachment members in attendance were Pete Palestina, Mike Clark, Dick Weaver, Harry Niemann, Carl Fricke and Marine Sergeants Sean Ours and Randy Thomas. The award was presented by Guardians President Antonio Albano.
The Keynote speaker at the event was Steve L. Muro, Under Secretary for Memorial Affairs, National Cemetery Administration, Department of Veterans Affairs.