RELEASE-Former Steeler Jon Kolb Visits Veterans - Butler VA Health Care System
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Butler VA Health Care System


RELEASE-Former Steeler Jon Kolb Visits Veterans

February 17, 2011




February 17, 2011                                              

Former Steeler Jon Kolb Visits Veterans

(Butler, PA) –On Wednesday February 16 former offensive lineman of the Pittsburgh Steelers, Jon Kolb visited with Veterans at VA Butler Healthcare. Kolb spent several hours greeting Veterans and sharing stories of his NFL career, special game moments, the recent Superbowl, and other anecdotes.

Kolb played with the Steelers from 1969 to 1981 and earned four Super Bowl rings. During his playing days, he was recognized as one of the strongest men in the NFL. He became strength and conditioning coach with the Steelers after his playing career ended. Today he just enjoys being a dad and spending time with his family.

Kolb visited Wednesday afternoon as part of the National Salute to Hospitalized Veterans Week. “Karen Dahl, dietician invited me and I was happy to come. It was a real pleasure,” Kolb said. During his visit, Kolb thanked Veterans for their service and sacrifices. During this week, people across the nation can say thank you to the more than 98,000 Veterans of the U.S. armed services who are cared for every day in VA medical centers, outpatient clinics, domiciliaries, and nursing homes as part of the National Salute to Hospitalized Veterans Week. 

Take time to honor our Veterans. This week is a special opportunity to honor those who have heroically served our country. “There’s a heritage here, a heritage of people like this. For us to not honor it, it really diminishes us,” Kolb said.

For more information about the National Salute Program or volunteering opportunities at VA Butler Healthcare contact Paula McCarl, Voluntary Services Coordinator, at 724-285-2575.