Wednesday, June 26, 2013

Emcee, "Our Community Salutes" Event

I have been so very lucky to have been approached by the Army in the past to help them and I've not stuttered ever in responding yes!  to everything they've needed from me, including jumping out of a perfectly good airplane and several other fun things:
It's NOTHING compared to what our soldiers do for us..and it's my very small way of saying a HUGE "THANK YOU" for their service to our nation.
It was a night of Pride, delicious food and good music! :
This time, I'm so very grateful to Lt. Col. David Grant for recommending me to Emcee the "Our Community Salutes," event. It turned out to be one of the biggest events I've ever Emceed in San Antonio...with over 1,000 attendees who filled to beyond capacity the Rosenberg Sky Room at the Incarnate Word University.
ur Community Salutes (OCS) is a national, non-profit organization created to recognize and honor graduating high school students (and their parents) who plan to enlist in the armed services after graduation  One of the students being honored was, coicidentally, the sweet daughter of a former neighbor of mine. What a wonderful surprise to see sweet Melanie Gomez there:)
The event was exquisitely organized by Dr. Cyndi Wilson Porter, /VP /Extended Academic Programs
With Dr. Cyndi Porter. An exceptional woman...LOVE her!!
and Ms. Julie H. Webber, Dir. of Marketing & Recruitment for Extended Academic Programs.  In attendance, the 3 Star LTG Ricardo Sanchez who was the Guest Speaker.
LTG & Mrs. Sanchez, LTC David Grant and his wife

among other important figures in the Armed Forces, including the current LTC David Grant who heads the San Antonio Recruiting Batallion-pictured below with his stunning & fellow Panamanian wife, Xiomara.