To help commemorate Veteran’s Day, the LEAP Center volunteered at the HEARTS Veteran’s Museum 16th annual Veteran’s Day Dinner to honor and thank Huntsville’s local Veterans on November 11, 2015.
The event honored veterans from all military branches with dinner, a silent auction fundraiser, and many thanks. This year, the LEAP Center assisted in greeting guests, among which many were familiar faces.
The event began with the posting of colors and pledges of allegiance along with a welcome from the HEARTS Museum Director, Mark Robinson. Following the welcome, a video of the Armed Forces Medley played where each branch of military stood while their anthem played. The medley was a wonderful way to recognize all the veterans in attendance and something guests look forward to each year.
This year, dinner was catered by City Hall Café and Pie Bar providing a tasty treat for all.
Feeling satisfied, LEAP students headed to assist with the silent auction. Many items were up for auction such as picnic baskets, jewelry, paintings, and many delicious desserts. To conclude the program, the silent auction was closed, awards were distributed
Charlotte gives award to the Fordyces
and the clean-up began.
The annual Veteran’s Day Dinner provided the opportunity for the community to show appreciation for Huntsville’s own local veterans and to raise awareness for the HEARTS Veteran’s Museum.
The LEAP Center would like to thank the HEARTS Museum for the opportunity to volunteer each year and to all veterans for their selfless service and dedication to protecting our freedom.
The HEARTS Veterans Museum held their 15th Annual Veteran’s Day Banquet, appropriately, on Veterans Day, November 11, 2014. A silent auction, catered dinner, and a short but moving program rounded out the evening. We were fortunate to be asked to help in greeting attendees as they arrived, assisting with the silent auction, and meeting community members and leaders, and learning more about veterans and their sacrifice.
It was heartening to see soldiers, former and current, old and young, men and women, from all walks of life, stand while the Huntsville Community Men’s Choir performed a rendition of the Armed Forces Medley. All five branches of our nation’s armed forces were represented by local veterans. Air Force, Army, Coast Guard, Marine Corps, and Navy veterans and current soldiers stood during their service’s song. You didn’t have to look far to see that not all eyes were dry.
There was a short presentation on putting the various services for Texas veterans in the palm of their hands – à la the new “Texas Veterans App” (free, available on iPhone and Android devices) by former TX Representative Suzanna Hupp. We were also able to meet several elected officials who took the time to honor those who have served to defend and protect our freedoms, including Congressman Kevin Brady.