It's hard to believe that 3 years ago tonight we hosted our very first Veterans event: a Commemorative dinner honoring World War II veterans at Dick's Classic Car Garage and Museum in San Marcos, Texas. There were so many tremendous parts of that evening that will stand out to us forever.
We had 15 World War II veterans come with their wonderful families. Monsieur Maurice Renaud, son of the Mayor of St. Mere Eglise during WWII and now the President of the AVA Association was gracious enough to be our guest speaker for the evening. He gave an inspiring talk on what it was like to be a 4 year old boy during the invasion of D-Day and growing up going to following anniversaries, surrounded by many of the most famous names of D-Day.
Every event we have put on since has been special in it's own way, but this particular dinner will always be first in our hearts. This was the first time we had ever really hosted anything like this, and it was quite intimidating doing it on our own. But it was a remarkable experience and we felt deeply privileged that so many heroes of World War II would be willing to come to a dinner program put on by 3 little San Antonio girls (We were only 14, 16, and 18 years old!)
Thank you, Veterans, for giving us this opportunity to honor you!