With the Scottish celebration commemorating poet Robert Burns day approaching, Camp #1739 of the Scottish American Military Society conducted a dining in at MAEWYNS Pub in York on Jan. 18. on site were three CIA members, Jennifer March, Ann Irwin and Bill Irwin. During the evenings activities several awards were presented including two Presidents Volunteer Service Awards, one to Nathan Ferguson and one to the Lewis B Puller Jr. Marine Corps League Detachment #524.
SAMS Camp 1739 Commander Eric Ferguson presented the awards.
The PRESIDENT’S VOLUNTEER SERVICE AWARD is a prestigious national honor offered in recognition of sustained volunteer service.
Established in 2003, the PRESIDENT’S VOLUNTEER SERVICE AWARD gives Presidential recognition to individuals, families and groups who have demonstrated a sustained commitment to volunteer service each year. The AWARD shares this achievement as a way to inspire others to contribute to their communities through volunteer service and to make volunteer service a central part of their lives.
The AWARD is available on an annual basis and is an honor that every American – from all ages and all walks of life.
It was announced at the presentation that more than 15 Marines (members of the detachment,) will be receiving a PVSA pin for their volunteer efforts done on behalf of the Detachment, these awards will be presented at a later date at the Ancient Order of Hibernians Award ceremony.
Detachment #524 was presented a GOLD President’s Award in recognition of their more than 1,000 combined hours of Volunteer service in the community and Nathan Ferguson was presented a Bronze award for his efforts in the community.
Also during the ceremony CIA PA Commissioner Bill Irwin was awarded with The Marine Corps League Distinguished Citizen Bronze Medal, and the SAMS Medal.