HARRISBURG, Pa., Feb. 13, 2015 -- Henry Repeating Arms presented tribute rifles to eleven deserving individuals who serve the state and country last night at The NRA Foundation Banquet & Auction at the Great American Outdoor Show in Harrisburg, PA.
As lead sponsor of the event, Anthony Imperato, President of Henry Repeating Arms, chose to award local heroes of the community who've proven to go above and beyond the call of duty to serve. "Thank You for saving lives every day," Imperato said as he presented first responders to thank them for their service. James Boddington of York received a Law Enforcement Tribute Rifle, Ed Kochanski Jr. of Throop received a Firefighter's Tribute Rifle and James Shenk ofOrrtanna received an EMS Tribute Rifle.
Six Veterans received a Henry Military Service Tribute Rifle. "These men and their families sacrificed to protect this great country of ours, and we owe our freedom to them today," Imperato said, choking back tears. "Thank You for your service to our country," he continued as the crowd of 300 rose to applaud recipients Warren Plot of Hummelstown who served in the U.S. Air Force in WW2, Max Elwood Colbertson of Carlise who served in the U.S. Army in Korea, Harold Bowman of Schaefferstown who served as a U.S. Marine in Vietnam, Matthew Corwin of Red Lion who served as a U.S. Marine in the Gulf War, Steve Macdonald ofMechanicsburg who served in the U.S. Navy in Iraq and Ed Fisher of Lewisburg who served in the U.S. Army in Afghanistan.
Imperato proclaimed that NRA Instructors are the unsung heroes of the firearms industry. "They take their personal time and spend their own money to promote firearm safety and youth shooting sports," he explained. Instructors Ron Keslar of Mechanicburg and Charles Fox of Troy were each presented with a Henry Golden Boy rifle.
For more information about the company and its products visit www.henryrifles.com or call 866-200-2354.
About Henry Repeating Arms
Henry Repeating Arms is one of the country's leading rifle manufacturers. Their legendary name dates back to 1860 when Benjamin Tyler Henry invented and patented the first practical repeating rifle during the Civil War. It became known as the "gun you could load on Sunday and shoot all week long." Henry rifles went on to play a significant role in the frontier days of the American West and soon became one of the most legendary, respected and sought after rifles in the history of firearms. President Lincoln's Henry hangs in The Smithsonian and has become a national treasure. The company's manufacturing facilities are in Bayonne, NJ and Rice Lake, WI.