One is a priest who ministered to the Michigan State University community for decades. The other is a leader in physical therapy for the injured. But before that, both men answered the call of their country.
That service and sacrifice will be recognized the night of a benefit concert by folk legend Arlo Guthrie, Oct. 3 at the Wharton Center. A portion of early ticket sales will benefit the veterans programs of Volunteers of America Michigan, the state’s largest private provider of services to homeless veterans.
The concert will be the centerpiece of the 2013 Veteran Tribute, where Volunteers of America Michigan will honor Father Jake Foglio, who served in the Marines in the Korean War era, and Mr. Len Face, who was wounded following the invasion of Normandy that turned the tide in World War II. Foglio and Face were chosen as recipients of the John E. Demmer Award – named for the first recipient, World War II veteran and Lansing business leader John Demmer – for their lifetimes of service.
Details about ticket sales and sponsorships: voami.org/sp/2013-Veteran-Tribute