This annual event is inspired by a true leader, Sharon Swartworth. She was a soldier, a legal administrator and a
committed ILTA volunteer leader — the embodiment of a leader in all
aspects of her life. In an article published just after her death, an
Army leader said, "What people recognized in Sharon was her ability to
develop a vision for an organization and, more important, to implement
that vision through persistence, toughness and tenacity. ... Without
Sharon's leadership, these changes have slowed, but her vision and drive
were unmistakable, and these changes are being carried out by others."