From Thomas Pallante, former commander of VFW Oxbow Post, White Lake:
I am writing today to express my views about a special lady that I have had the pleasure of working with over the past few years. (Highland Township supervisor candidate) Lynn O’Brien has done much to help and recognize our veterans for their service and sacrifices.
Her untiring devotion to the cause has resulted in many new programs and procedures concerning our Memorial Day/Veterans Day services held at the White Lake Memorial Cemetery, which includes traditional bagpipe music, the playing of “Taps” and a high school choir, dignitaries speaking about veterans, Color Guard processions, along with WWII veterans Honors. Our national anthem and “God Bless America” are always performed, and lastly, the microphone is passed around to give our vets the chance to honor each other.
Lynn is very good at coordinating volunteers to help with the work that has to be done. As time went on, more new ideas were incorporated into the services, and as a result, attendance grew from a handful to close to 200. Lynn O’Brien has a big heart and lots of energy. Many times in the past, she has worked with no pay to get the job done. I feel she will do well in any future endeavor.