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Wellhaven column: An opportunity of a lifetime

Pictured from left are Wellhaven Senior Living resident Glen Weise, Gen. Stanley McChrystal and Pastor Curt Seefeldt at the Inspire with Hope Gala. Submitted photo

On Friday, Nov. 2, Wellhaven Senior Living tenant Glen Wiese began a journey of a lifetime.

Glen served in the United States Army in the finance department. He handled claims from soldiers and their paperwork from World War II. Glen fulfilled his commitment to the Army after serving for two years.

Glen was recently selected to join Pastor Curt Seefeldt for Inspire with Hope Gala at the Milwaukee County War Memorial Center in Milwaukee. The Gala honored and celebrated The Lutheran Home Association's 120th year anniversary.

Together, Glen and Pastor Seefeldt drove a scenic route on the 300-mile trip.

"There was a lot more under and overpasses compared to the Twin Cities. It reminded me of an old comic strip," Glen said

The Gala featured guest speaker and 2018 Inspiration of Hope award recipient, Gen. Stanley McChrystal. The event recognized The Lutheran Home Association's Christian and military heritage.

Glen and Wellhaven are very appreciative of all who made this trip possible. Special thanks to Sandra Smith Wurm and the First National Bank of River Falls for sponsoring Glen's attendance to the Gala.

Glen calls his trip and the experience, "an opportunity of a lifetime."