Posted on Sat 07/12/2014 by


~ Honoring A Hero ~

After Almost 70 Years, A Veteran Gets His Due

Sen. Pat Toomey pins one of the medals on Robert Cyliax’s shirt.  “I was honored to
present WWII veteran Robert Cyliax his long overdue medals.”
(Photo by Michael Bryant, Philadelphia Inquirer)

Just before the Fourth of July, I attended a very special ceremony. At a veterans assistance headquarters in Philadelphia, I awarded Robert Cyliax the medals he earned for service to our country almost 70 years ago in World War II.

Robert, it is long overdue, but the people of Pennsylvania and our nation thank you and all veterans of the Greatest Generation. God bless. Read The Philadelphia Inquirer story.

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