Question: What is this Salute to Veterans Ball?
Answer: The Salute to Veterans Ball is a formal dinner that is held every November as a benefit to raise funds for Vettes4Vets to assist veterans. The evening includes introductions made by the Mayor of Hoover and features an invited guest speaker of national prominence, as well as, special inspirational presentations.
Question: When and where is it held?
Answer: It is held at the City of Hoover’s Finley Center, 100 Ben Chapman Drive
Hoover, AL 35244. Access is from Exit 10 (Highway 150) off of I-459, east of the Galleria the evening of November 7, 2019. (Finley Center Link)
Question: Who should attend?
Answer: Businesses, veterans and ANYONE who holds an interest in helping veterans. Tables offer companies a chance to sponsor ten of their employees or selected VIPs at several different sponsorship levels that will be recognized in the dinner program.
Question: Who are these "speakers of national prominence"?
Answer: For the Salute to Veterans Ball in 2018, the guest speaker was Medal of Honor Recipient (MOH) (and retired Green Beret) Command Sergeant Major Bennie Adkins of Opelika, Alabama; author of the book, “A Tiger Among Us”.
For 2019, the guest speaker will be Major (retired) Ed Paludo who is the Vice President of the national effort; Folds of Honor that distributes scholarship funds to the surviving family members of fallen soldiers.
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