Next week I’ll be heading to DC to attend a gala for Soldiers’ Angels (see below). The gala will also be attended by many heroes that I can’t wait to meet and/or see again. Saturday, we will spend the afternoon at Walter Reed Army Medical Center for a picnic. Yes, I’ll be bringing kleenex too as I know it will be emotional time as well.

Republicans and Democrats are joining hands across the aisle to assist Soldiers’ Angels! House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer (Dem-MD) and House Minority Whip Roy Blunt (Rep-MO) are hosting a Washington DC gala for Soldiers’ Angels on November 6, just two days after the presidential election. Master of Ceremonies for the event will be Al Hunt, Washington Editor of Bloomberg News, and the keynote speaker will be Admiral Michael Mullen, Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff.

Soldiers’ Angels founder Patti Patton-Bader says she is touched by the congressmen’s example of leadership in hosting the gala. “The way Representative Hoyer and Representative Blunt are putting aside politics right after the election in order to support the troops is just wonderful. It’s a reminder that though partisanship can divide us at times, we remain united in support of those who sacrifice so much to protect our country.”

The gala will be held in the Ronald Reagan Building at the International Trade Center and will include military, political and business leaders, as well as military heroes and the Soldiers’ Angels leadership. Salute to Heroes and Angels, a traveling museum documenting the life of American soldiers at war and homefront efforts to meet their needs, will be installed for the event and hosted by the International Trade Center through November 19.

c/p at Hooah Wife

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4 Replies to “I can’t wait”

  1. I’ve been flying a lot these past 7 months and when ever I see soldiers in the airport I try to make sure to speak to them and simply thank them for thier service.  Sometimes if I’m in a restaurant and I see soldiers I try to pick up the tab for them.  Small things I know, but it’s something I can do to let them know that the sacrifice is appreciated.

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