VPA Invites American Veterans to Boost Moral of Georgian Ex-Soldiers

With the financial support of the Victory Partnership Alliance (VPA), a delegation of American veterans and their family members paid a visit to Georgia from April 9th to April 16th to help Georgian wounded heroes and to demonstrate support for their sacrifices. Chief Warrant Officer 5 Ken Ley, a combat veteran from Vietnam with decades of service in the US Army, and retired US Army Colonel Joe Williams, a combat veteran who serves on the Board of Directors of the United Service Organization (USO) Northwest, were part of the delegation.

The visit included activities with wounded soldiers and disabled veterans, engagements with partner organizations, and visits to various points of interest around Georgia.

Sean Mulcahey, VPA Founder and CEO, was hosted along with the American delegation and representatives of the State Agency for Veteran Affairs participated with their Deputy Director, at the Chiatura Municipal Hall, Chiatura town, Imereti region. Zedazeni Brewery provided the disabled soldiers with beer.

“It was an honor for me to participate in this event. Georgia is a great friend of the United States. Meeting with these heroes is something I’ll remember for a long time. In addition to the wounded veterans, I’m also grateful for the support of the municipal government and the State Agency for Veterans Affairs,” Chief Warrant Officer Ken Ley told GEORGIA TODAY.

Mzia Lezhava, the founder of a private school in Chiatura called ‘Nilemi Ltd.’ received huge thanks from Sean for helping to organize the event with the municipal government. “Mzia is a great example of Georgia’s commitment to helping vulnerable people, especially disabled heroes. Without her support, we could not have held this successful event,” Sean said

“This partnership event is a good example of how Georgian society can come together to make a positive impact on wounded veterans,” Sean Mulcahey told GEORGIA TODAY. “With the support and contributions of Zedazeni Brewery, the Chiatura Municipal Government, and State Agency for Veterans Affairs, we were able to demonstrate the gratitude of Georgian society for the sacrifices of these heroes and to learn about their challenges.”

VPA is an independent non-profit organization registered in Georgia to advocate and conduct activities to support wounded Georgian soldiers and their families. The organization is committed to honoring the sacrifices of Georgia’s wounded heroes, helping to enrich their lives and to assist them with the challenging task of reintegrating back into society as productive, proud citizens of Georgia.

Meri Taliashvili

14 April 2016 20:03