Sen. John McCain (R-AZ and WWII veteran, POW, Olympian and author Louis Zamperini will be the honored guests at the Balboa Bay Club & Resort tomorrow evening for the HonorVet.org Inaugural Gala, which will also be broadcast via live feed to our troops in Afghanistan.
Honorvet.org was founded by Sen. McCain’s son, James McCain, and Jesse Canella after they returned from their tour of duty in the Al Anbar Province in Iraq. While there, the two soldiers realized the need for a nonpartisan organization dedicated solely to providing essential resources and support to those who are risking all and serving our country.
HonorVet.org is unique in that it provides an interactive social networking community for anyone who has served or is currently serving in the armed forces. Vital services being provided by HonorVet.org include transitional, psychological, spiritual, educational, and career support using this interactive-community to serve veterans, service members and their families in a safe and trusted environment.
Other honored guests set for the event include: Cindy McCain; Jake Rademacher, the award-winning director and producer of “Brothers at War”: former Federal Trade Commissioner, Lt. Col. Orson Swindle III, USMC (Ret.), a Vietnam veteran and former POW; and Commander James Marvin, USN (Ret.), former Director of Operations-Navy SEAL Team 4.
One of the highlights of the evening will be the presentation of the first Annual HonorVet.org Award to Zamperini, who is a WWII veteran and former POW, an Olympian who competed in the 1936 summer games, and author of “Devil at My Heels.” If you want a good read, check out Laura Hillenbrand’s “Unbroken,” the New York Times bestseller about the life of Zamperini.
The event starts tomorrow night at 7 p.m. with a cocktail reception. Dinner and program will start at 8 p.m., followed by live music and dancing.
You can purchase tickets by visiting www.HonorVet.org.
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