Three Blogs

July 2, 2014
I hope everyone enjoyed their week at Congress as much as I did! It was wonderful to celebrate the successes of the first year of the administration and plan for the future. I have spent the past few days trying to catch up on rest and enjoying time with family. I can’t help but share just a few photos from the evening events with you all. The ceremonies at Constitution Hall were very rewarding and moving. Our brand new Celebrate America Night at the Grand Hyatt was also a great success and attendees seemed to enjoy something a little different  and I know we all had a lot of fun. Thank you to all those who attended the 123rd Continental Congress and all who worked to make it a success....Read More
June 29, 2014
National Defense Night was a truly moving ceremony. Our speakers gave such thoughtful and meaning remarks and each of our award winners were more than worthy of their awards. National Defense night is always my favorite as I am humbled to stand in our beautiful auditorium singing the National Anthem with thousands of other patriots. Vice Admiral Howard and General Schwartz gave inspiring remarks about their work with our nation's military. Last evening we also recognized our very own Honorary Vice President General Yvonne Boone with a Certificate of Honor from the Department of Defense Vietnam War Commemoration. Mrs. Boone lost her son during Vietnam and it was a privledge to present her...Read More
June 28, 2014
I hope everyone enjoyed themselves at last evening’s Celebrate America Night! It was exciting to have a different type of evening event and it was fun to walk around and explore all that was going on and interact with so many of you. Thank you so much for all of the children's books you donated to Blue Star Familes for their Books on Bases program and all of the thoughtful cards you signed for military families. Blue Star Families is such a wonderful organization and we were thrilled to have them join us last evening. My...Read More

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