American Heroes Dinner Draws A Record Crowd

Monday, July 16, 2018
Pictured (left to right): Josh Wetzel, Rob O’Neill, Taylor Morris, Andrew Smith, (seated) Chaz Allen
Pictured (left to right): Josh Wetzel, Rob O’Neill, Taylor Morris, Andrew Smith, (seated) Chaz Allen
- photo by Pictures by Terry

Over 600 community members gathered at the Chattanooga Convention Center on Friday for the fifth annual American Heroes Dinner. The American Heroes Dinner is hosted by the Honoring the Sacrifice Foundation and provides funding for its mission to support severely wounded members of the military and their families.

Keynote speaker Robert J. O’Neill’s presentation included stories about his high profile missions as well as the intensity of Seal training. "The hardest part is not getting shot at. It's not being in a gunfight, it's kissing your kid goodbye," he said. "There's a big difference between kissing your kid goodnight and kissing her goodbye." Mr. O’Neill has deployed more than a dozen times in four different theaters of war.

An appeal was made to all in attendance to get involved. Wounded warrior Cedric King participated in the program as well as Tori Smith, wife of wounded warrior and founding board member Andrew Smith.

To learn more about the Honoring the Sacrifice Foundation, and how you can help go to www.honoringthesacrifice.org.


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