Hands Across the Ocean: John Kerr Presents Glengarry Regimental Cap to American National Association of Blind Veterans

Posted: 24/04/2015 | Scottish War Blinded

Scottish War Blinded Outreach Worker John Kerr has presented a Glengarry regimental cap to the President of the National Association of Blind Veterans in America.

The presentation was organised as gesture of friendship and comradeship between the charities who both provide support to visually impaired veterans who have incurred visual impairments whilst in service or in subsequent later life.

Scottish War Blinded Outreach Worker John KerrJohn describes his experience:

“I met Dwight. D. Sayer, President of the American National Association of Blind Veterans (NABV), at the Shades of Green Veterans Recreational Centre in Disneyland. I also received a badge and an embroidered patch in return. We chatted for about 45 minutes describing the work of both charities.

“Dwight was very moved by our Glengarry gift and explained he would wear it at the next NABV convention and talk about Scottish War Blinded as a means to raise awareness about the good work the charity does supporting visually impaired veterans in Scotland. I had an excellent time in his company and he was a real joy to talk to.” 

Mr Dwight D. Sayer said:

“It was great meeting John and his family at our Shades of Green Armed Forces Recreation Center at Disney World, Orlando. The presentation of the Glengarry Regimental Cap was greatly appreciated and I will wear it with Honor for our upcoming National Convention of the National Association of Blind Veterans in July.”

Do you know a visually impaired veteran of the British Armed Forces? Guide them to us: guidethem.org

 

 

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