We are very proud of the accomplishments of our volunteers.

Robert Kincses, a Marine Corps Veteran who is on our AVHC Board of Trustees as well as the AVHC Events Committee, is influential in bringing people together for a common cause.

Robert has always been interested in gardening, but the VA’s Grotto captured his imagination. Through his various activities and associations, Robert was able to connect the Greater Montgomery County Master Gardener Association with the Dayton VA Medical Center and the Grotto and Gardens. Thanks to Mr. Kincses’ efforts, restoration of the Grotto area to provide a peaceful area of reflection for Veterans and others became a priority for the Dayton VA and Montgomery County Master Gardener Association, along with volunteers from the community and the campus. The vast scope of the project was challenging, but with cooperation, it was accomplished, and on August 18, 2014, a ceremony was held to dedicate the gardens and memorial trees, (see story, page 3). The dedication was the crowning glory of the idea of one man who believes in action.

Because of his outstanding record of accomplishments and extensive volunteerism, Robert will be inducted into the Ohio Veterans Hall of Fame class of 2014 in a ceremony at the Lincoln Theater in Columbus on Nov. 6.

Besides the AVHC Events (including the annual Patriot Freedom Festival), Robert also assisted the Dayton VA with bringing in Concerts at the Historic Band Stand. He also volunteers with Habitat for Humanity and Other Place Homeless Shelter.

In addition to Mr. Kincses’ many tributes, he was recognized at Sinclair Community College’s “Walk the Red Carpet” on October 24, 2014 at their annual “A Vintage Affair.”

We are delighted that such a dedicated volunteer chooses to associate himself with American Veterans Heritage Center.