MLK Remembrance Day Honors Volunteers at Milwaukee's Zablocki VA Medical Center

She is just 16 years old and has already logged more than 800 hours hours as a volunteer at the VA Medical Center. 

On Thursday, Waterford High School student Jessica Ullberg was honored as part of remembrance to Martin Luther King Junior where those inspired by his courage under fire are asked to fulfill his legacy by giving back to the community.

"I love helping people and I come from a family of veterans," she told CBS 58 News."I love hearing their stories. I learn so much from them. It's amazing."

Cindy Rogers, a nurse who works in the operating room department, also honored for donating 400 hours to her local  VFW and church, just to name a few.

"We all have talents that lie within us," Nurse Rogers told the crowd that assembled to cheer her on. "We just have to take the time to do what is passionate. Because it really does make a difference in other people's life." 

Cecelia Gore represented The Brewers Community Foundation, recognized for its partnership with the VA on several projects,  including the planting 50 trees near the center property and along the Hank Aaron Trail.

Although you get the sense they'd do it without the recognition, this simple gesture making a huge impact to bridge the gap between the generations in a common cause to serve our country in whatever way we can. 

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