We Will Get Things Done

Congratulations are in Order

americorpsAs mentioned in the comments section earlier this week, the Annual Robert E. Wone Award for Exemplary  Service was presented at the Virginia Commonwealth University on October 19.  

Candice Nunnally was given the 2009 award at an event attended by Virginia first lady Anne Holton. 

“Established in memory of Mr. Wone, the award will recognize an exemplary AmeriCorps member who has exhibited the same dedication to community service and civic engagement as did Mr. Wone, who served on the Governor’s Commission on Community and National Service.  He was a tireless activist and volunteer who advanced the interests of many charitable organizations.  He provided many hours of pro bono legal service to help others and was instrumental in establishing the Virginia Service Foundation.”

Our thanks to Mike Porter of VCU’s PR office for sharing photos from the ceremony which follow after the jump. 

The AmeriCorps Pledge:

I will get things done for America – to make our people safer, smarter, and healthier.  I will bring Americans together to strengthen our communities. Faced with apathy, I will take action.

Faced with conflict,  I will seek common ground. Faced with adversity, I will persevere.  I will carry this commitment with me this year and beyond.

I am an AmeriCorps member, and I will get things done.

-Doug, Michael, David, Craig

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Virginia first lady Anne Holton addressed AmeriCorps members and led them in reciting the AmeriCorps pledge.

Virginia first lady Anne Holton addressed attendees and led them in reciting the AmeriCorps pledge.









andice Nunnally and other Virginia AmeriCorps members recite the AmeriCorps pledge during the 2009-10 Virginia AmeriCorps launch at VCU.

Candice Nunnally and other Virginia AmeriCorps members recite the pledge during the 2009-10 Virginia AmeriCorps launch at VCU.

5 comments for “We Will Get Things Done

  1. Clio
    10/25/2009 at 2:45 PM

    I love Anne Holton! Her iconic moment was when her dad, A. Linwood Holton, Jr., Governor of Virginia, 1969-1973, set a good example by placing her in an integrated public school in Richmond in 1970 rather than in a segregated private academy. Governor Holton was and is a Republican, but his party has moved far away from the good government and public service that he stood for a generation ago. In 2008, Linwood supported Obama for president, and his daughter Anne is now the Democratic First Lady of Virginia.

    Another side note: Joseph Price served on one of Governor Timothy Kaine’s Commissions on Public Service during the time span of 2005-07. Joe also was very prominent on the program of Equality Virginia’s second Commonwealth Dinner in April 2005 at which famed civil rights activist Julian Bond was the keynoter. Dyl helped to arrange everything behind the scenes for that event. Wolves in sheep’s clothing? You betcha, as a former governor of Alaska likes to say!

    • Nelly
      10/26/2009 at 12:57 AM

      Have any of you guys seen that State Farm commercial where the little girl asks for the keys to the family car, and her father gets concerned when she says Dylan is going to be at the party? “Dylan?” ..but then the dad gives her the keys and off she goes, morphing into a teenager. Every time I see that commercial, I think of the Robert Wone case and Dylan Ward.

      • Clio
        10/26/2009 at 12:38 PM

        I have not seen that particular commercial, but Dyl as a perpetual Daddy’s girl is not too far from the mark!

  2. JusticeForRobert
    10/25/2009 at 3:15 PM

    It is a good feeling to know that through his family, friends and those who’s lives he touched, Robert’s efforts live on. Although I did not know him personally, he inspires me and the world around us all. Perhaps that is the greatest form of justice.

  3. Clio
    10/25/2009 at 8:46 PM

    Yes, Robert has left a living and growing legacy, while his potential killers languish — canned and nearly friendless, living off the kindness of strangers, most of who happen to be relatives.

    Accordingly, let’s hope that Constable Cathy and Prosecutor Glenn will take that above pledge to heart: “we will get things done,” indeed!

    Yet, how many “verys” is it up to now, Editors? LOL!

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