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2nd Annual Saluting Community Heroes Celebration

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Crow River Winery

14848 Minnesota 7

Hutchinson, MN 55350

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We invite you to the 2nd Annual Saluting Community Heroes Celenration! Join us for this fundraising event at the Crow Eiver Winery in Hutchinson, MN on November 14, 2018 at 5pm.

About Saluting Community Heroes

In its inaugural year, Saluting Community Heroes raised significant monies for local American Legion, DAV, McLeod County Veterans Services Association and VFW. As well as, connect the community to volunteer opportunities with other organizations such as the Eagles Healing Nest that resulted in a new website for the organization with an estimated value of $10,000.

The unique structure of Saluting Community Heroes has allowed us to connect and share the needs, issues and opportunities within our veteran community with corporations, individuals and other organization with a desire to be an integral part of change.

The Celebration!

Join us at the Crow River Winery for a meaningul and fun evening with a delicous meal, guest speakers, and music by the country music legend Connie Lee and the Community Strings. The meal includes: Honey bourbon chicken breasts, roast reef merlot, garlic mashed potato, tri-colored heirloom carrots, caesar salad, and dessert.

Guest of Honor: Allen Lynch

The retired Army sergeant, who enlisted in 1964, was honored for heroism in the Vietnam War. Lynch rescued three wounded soldiers and stayed behind to protect them, while the rest of his company withdrew. He single-handedly defended the wounded men against enemy attack until friendly forces arrived and evacuated them. Later promoted to sergeant, Lynch was presented with the Medal of Honor by President Richard Nixon in 1970. Lynch served with Company D, 1st Battalion of the 12th Cavalry Regiment, 1st Cavalry Division (Airmobile) from May 31, 1967, to June 1, 1968. He has spent his entire life serving his fellow veterans with the Federal Veterans Administration, as well as the Illinois state government veterans department. He also served with the U.S. Army Reserve and the Illinois National Guard until reaching mandatory retirement in 1994.

Master of Ceremonies: Pete Hegseth

Mr. Pete Hegseth is veteran that served two tours of duty in Cuba and Iraq; He currently is the co-host of Fox and Friends Saturday and former Chief Military Officer and Executive Director Vets of Freedom and Concerned Veteran of America. In 2017, Mr. Hegseth was under consideration to lead the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs. Hegseth is from Forest Lake, Minnesota and now resides in New York, New York.


Matching Donations on GiveMN up to $5000

If you are unable to come to the Saluting Community Heroes Celebration, or if you simply want to make a donation, please visit our GiveMN page here. Shad and Melissa Ketcher will match funds donated to Saluting Community Heroes, up to $5000, through Nov. 16, 2018.

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