Captain Jerry Yellin gave the luncheon speech in the McClendon Room of The National Press Club on Thursday, September 17th. Jerry spoke about war, peace, and healing.  The event was hosted by Ken Dalecki, Commander of the National Press Club’s American Legion Post 20.

After his inspiring speech, Captain Yellin took some time with Commander Ken Dalecki, and his Chief of Staff Tracy McCormick, to play some tunes on the infamous piano in the club’s canteen.



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This piano was played by Vice President Harry S. Truman on February 10, 1945, while actress Lauren Bacall perched on top, humming to the music.

Captain Yellin was honored to join the history of The National Press Club. For more than a century, the National Press Club has been Washington’s home where business, news, and social events take place.