3 Years Ago Tonight...

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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.

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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!


 We had photos printed out for the veterans to sign, as souvenirs for the guests

We had photos printed out for the veterans to sign, as souvenirs for the guests

 Mr. Erwin Davis. We met Mr. Davis the previous September up in DC when he was there for his honor flight. What a sweet man! 

Mr. Erwin Davis. We met Mr. Davis the previous September up in DC when he was there for his honor flight. What a sweet man! 

 Colonel Glenn sang along with every number Faith sang.

Colonel Glenn sang along with every number Faith sang.

 Best location! Dinner between vintage cars. 

Best location! Dinner between vintage cars. 

 Mr. Don Salter and Mr. Pratt. Quite a set of characters.

Mr. Don Salter and Mr. Pratt. Quite a set of characters.

 Mr. Jim Broughton. Veteran of WWII, Korea, and Vietnam. 

Mr. Jim Broughton. Veteran of WWII, Korea, and Vietnam. 

 Mr. Don Chandler has many fantastic stories, and not just from WWII. About 30 years after the war, he would go back to an island he had stationed on, and work with the missionaries there to build a church for the natives.

Mr. Don Chandler has many fantastic stories, and not just from WWII. About 30 years after the war, he would go back to an island he had stationed on, and work with the missionaries there to build a church for the natives.

 Special guest singer, Virginia Hope, joined Faith in singing Que Sera Sera. 

Special guest singer, Virginia Hope, joined Faith in singing Que Sera Sera. 

  Faith and Mr. Joe Glavan USMC


Faith and Mr. Joe Glavan USMC

 Mr. RW Pratt. Keeps you on your toes with his hilarious sense of humor. 

Mr. RW Pratt. Keeps you on your toes with his hilarious sense of humor. 

 Mr. Renaud and Mr. Alford

Mr. Renaud and Mr. Alford

 Mr Don Chandler sharing his experiences from the war. 

Mr Don Chandler sharing his experiences from the war. 

 The setting was just perfect!

The setting was just perfect!