April 23, 2016
BENEFITING: New England Center and Home for Veterans
ORGANIZER: New England Center and Home for Veterans
EVENT: 2016 Boston Marathon
Dear Friends, Family and Supporters of Veterans,
I am part of the construction team working on the renovations to the New England Center and Home for Veterans. Having been here every day for almost a year, I have had the chance to meet many of the Veterans who call this Center home and no one is more deserving of an upgraded facility which will continue provide them with all of the essential services they need.
The continued support of Veterans of the U.S. Military is an important issue to me as several members of my family are Veterans. Both of my late Grandfathers, Harvey Lailer and Armando Picardo, were Veterans of the U.S. Army, my Father Michael Picardo is a Veteran of the U.S. Navy and my Wife Erika’s late Uncle John Bergere was a Veteran of the U.S. Army.
It has been a goal of mine to run the Boston Marathon for quite some time and to have the opportunity to do so while raising money for the New England Center and Home for Veterans, which provides essential services for our Veterans, is an honor.
I look forward to representing the Center on Marathon Monday in April!