USO San Diego Makes Dedication Announcement

| February 6, 2017 | 0 Comments
Geniya and Papa Doug Manchester received recognition for patriotism and generosity toward the Armed Forces.

Geniya and Papa Doug Manchester received recognition for patriotism and generosity toward the Armed Forces.

USO San Diego has dedicated a prestigious STAR to Papa Doug and Geniya Manchester in recognition of their true patriotism and philanthropy in support of the U.S. Military and USO San Diego. The STAR will hold a permanent place on the patio wall of USO Neil Ash Airport Center. USO San Diego is dedicated to enhancing the quality of life of the U.S. Armed Forces personnel and their families worldwide to create a cooperative relationship between U.S. military and civilian communities. This past year, USO San Diego served more than 260,000 military members and their families.

Manchester is a long-time champion of the U.S. military. In 2004, he went to Iraq to demonstrate his support for our military by connecting troops with their families during the holidays so that they could speak to one another. Last year, he served as the Presenting Title Sponsor for USO San Diego’s 75th Anniversary Stars and Stripes Gala: “It Takes a City to Support our Military,” and received the Patriot Award on behalf of his time, commitment, support and dedication for our military.

He stated, “As one of the leading military cities in the world, USO San Diego serves an extraordinary number of people who rely on private support from dedicated and compassionate Americans who cherish our military, our community, and who want to make a difference for those who represent the brightest and bravest amongst us. On behalf of all of the men and women who serve, Geniya and I are honored and humbled to receive this recognition.”

Arne Nelson, chief executive officer of USO San Diego, stated, “We’re deeply grateful to Papa Doug and Geniya for their patriotism and generosity toward our Armed Forces. Their support of our community inspires us and elevates the spirit of all military and their families.”

Since 1941, USO San Diego has served active-duty, reserve, guard and military families. USO San Diego is a premier USO Chartered Center whose mission is to strengthen America’s military service members by keeping them connected to family, home and country, throughout their service to the nation.

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