The Financial Planning Association of Pittsburgh’s Saluting Service features outdoor picnic-style refreshments and entertainment, 6-7 pm. Soldiers & Sailors 6th Regiment United State Color Troops (USCT) Drum Corps Youth Re-enactors, featuring girls and boys ages 12-18, will perform outdoors and lead guests to the hall. http://www.soldiersandsailorshall.org/education-usct.html WTAE sportscaster John Meyer, emcee for Saluting Service, will host the indoor program, 7-9 pm, kicked off by the 6th Regiment USCT Drum Corps’ procession. Saluting Service showcases: • Adam Brock, American Idol 2012 semi-finalist and Washington, PA, native, featured vocalist in the 20-pieceTrinity Jazz Orchestra’s “God and Country,” a patriotic and inspirational set. Based in New Brighton, PA, the Trinity Music Group, Inc., a 501c3 non-profit corporation promoting, preserving and performing the jazz music art form. http://www.trinityjazz.com • Awarding of the inaugural First Class Patriot Achievement Award to a nominee contributing to the community in which he/she lives in Western Pennsylvania. • Presentation of a $10,000 donation to Veterans Leadership Program of Western Pennsylvania from FPA of Pittsburgh in honor of the top award winner. http://www.vlpwpa.org • Lt. Col. (Ret.) Barry Bridger, a highly-decorated, 22-year veteran of the U.S. Air Force, will share his inspirational story. Lt. Col. Bridger, who flew more than 70 combat missions over North Vietnam, survived a six-year imprisonment in the infamous “Hanoi Hilton” at the same time as Sen. John McCain. • Recognition of all nominees and veterans in attendance.