Peter Ruzicka – Volunteer Appreciation Week

Pete Ruzicka is a 24-year retired combat Veteran who has served Guitars for Vets as a volunteer guitar instructor and is currently the President of G4V’s Board of Directors.  According to Pete, “I have had many wonderful experiences while providing guitar lessons at the Milwaukee VA since as far back as 2007. I recall times where a student would come in and request to learn just one song for the entire lesson program.  When the lesson was over, he would get up and just leave without a goodbye. Then after 5 lessons, he came down, sat next to me, put his hand on my shoulder and said, Pete, let me tell you what happened today. I melted in my seat. I had to wipe a tear from my eye.  From that moment, I was all in! This program has helped me heal as well, because the camaraderie you enjoy from one service member to another is like no other experience you can imagine. We have experienced both the worst and the best times of our lives together, sometimes at the same exact deployment, supporting each other through another day.  That kind of bond can never be broken.”

Thank you, Pete, for all that you have done and continuously do for Guitars for Vets.

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