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OTA was invited to participate in Soldiers & Sailors Hall 2019 Memorial Day activities and had a wonderful time collecting cards to send to our troops overseas!  Thank you to all who participated and to the volunteers who spent their holiday collecting the cards and donations!

For the 3rd year in a row, Aiden has asked for donations to OTA in lieu of presents! Then he and his friends delivered these precious gifts to us! HAPPY BIRTHDAY AIDEN – YOU ROCK!

D-Day Pittsburgh 75 is a collaboration across our region to commemorate the 75th anniversary of D-Day, June 6, 1944, a pivotal event in the Allied Victory in World War II. We’re planning a series of public programs to honor our veterans, educate the public about D-Day and WWII, and highlight the role that Pittsburgh played in the war. We invite participation across our community and welcome planning help and program ideas to include on our calendar the first week of June 2019.

We are proud to be part of this great event!  For more information on events you can attend, please click here

A huge Shout Out to the Allegheny County Bar Association for the Young Lawyers Division for choosing OTA for this years Military & Veteran Project! They came together to assemble 175 care boxes Saturday! Way to go!

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We officially have our very own t-shirts available for purchase! Each shirt is $19.99 and proceeds get donated directly to OTA, help us support our troops and veterans and order your shirt today! Click on the 3 options below to view and purchase. 🙂

OTA 15 year anniversary tee #1

OTA 15 year anniversary tee #2

OTA general/basic tee

On September 19th, OTA had the privilege of being part of The Pittsburgh Pirates Military Appreciation Night! We had the honor of helping The Pirates, PNC Bank and #1 Chochran surprise veteran Jason Boyer with a brand new 2018 Jeep Grand Cherokee. Check out the pictures below of this wonderful, unforgettable night!

We want to give a HUGE shout-out to The Mohawk Area School District for holding their annual collection drive for Operation Troop Appreciation! They were able to collect $1,250 alongside 7,729 donation items for our troops..WOW!

OTA Board Member SFC Matthew Claycomb attended their Memorial Day ceremony yesterday to represent us and accept their donations for our troops and veterans.

Thank you Mohawk for your amazing and hard work!

     

The Wire Riots were recently featured in an article by the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette talking about Operation Troop Appreciation and our June 3rd Stars, Stripes & Songs for Soldiers event at Jergels!! The Wire Riots are among 4 entertainers [Neostem, The Turbosonics,13 Saints, and Amanda Averell] that will perform at the show.

Check out the article on The Wire Riots and OTA HERE.

Buy tickets to Stars, Stripes, & Songs for Soldiers HERE.

Chene’s a la carte – a newly-established, family-owned, delivery bakery – has graciously offered to donate $1 per pastry sold between now and Memorial Day to Operation Troop Appreciation! And even after Memorial Day passes, they will continue donating $1 for each specially glazed military doughnut sold! Support this new local bakery and order goodies for your sweet tooth straight to your door at https://www.chenesalacarte.com!

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