Our 2016 A Tribute to Veterans brought together honorable veterans, well-known business leaders and dedicated supporters of the veteran community on the Thursday before Memorial Day – May 26, 2016. Nearly 500 people joined us at the Carnegie Museum Music Hall in Oakland for an evening of honoring, celebrating and saluting the men and women who have served our country.


Veteran of the Year Award – Staff Sergeant Joe Wadlow

Chairman’s Award – Sergeant Joseph Caskey

   Community Partner Award – Life Changing Service Dogs for Veterans

Corporate Leader Award – The Pittsburgh Pirates

In case you weren’t able to attend, you can view all of the photos from this year’s event here! Many thanks to our photographer, Mary Beth Kratsas.


We must applaud our Tribute Chair and Tribute Emcee for a job well done as our hosts:
The Honorable Jessica L. Garfola Wright & Mr. Ken Carlson.

Also, many of our attendees were captivated by Chris Jamison’s impressive performance. Chris even debuted a new song titled, “Better Man.” We concluded the evening with the special Tribute tradition of remembering all of the men and women from the Pittsburgh region who gave their all to serve and protect our country. Chris Jamison sang a beautiful rendition of Amazing Grace, which you can watch at the video below.