Salute to Our Heroes
CY-FAIR EDUCATIONAL FOUNDATION HONORS MILITARY HEROES
The Foundation had it's sixth "Salute to Our Heroes" event on February 8, 2014 at the Omni Hotel Westside Houston. "Salute to Our Heroes" honors the brave men and women who have served to preserve our freedom and liberty. Proceeds from this event go to an endowment enabling graduating students from CFISD to attend college.
Our 2014 speaker was Martha McSally the first female fighter pilot to fly in combat, and the first to command a fighter squadron in combat in United States history.
Salute to Our Heroes has two purposes. First, to give tribute to our heroes – soldiers serving now, veterans, and those who have been wounded or killed in action. We want to honor those who have served their country.
The second purpose is to raise funds for scholarships for Cy-Fair ISD students. Each year we give three scholarships per Cy-Fair ISD high school, and the number of high schools is growing. It has been a challenge keeping up with the demand, but CFEF is dedicated to this mission.
The inaugural event honored Jersey Village High School graduate 1st Lt. Jeremy E. Ray, who was killed Dec. 20, 2007 while serving his country in Iraq. A CFEF endowment was established in Jeremy's memory by an anonymous donor. Last year the 1st Lieutenant Jeremy Ray Community Service and Peace Award was presented to Earl Thompson. The ceremony was performed by the Texas A&M Color Guard and was proceeded by Taps performed by Ryan Lancaster, Cy-Fair High School Senior. The Cy-Woods Crimson Chorale also preformed with a special salute to the military.
For more information on the 2015 event please contact Marie Holmes at 281-807-3591 or email@example.com. Individual tickets available as well as sponsorships.
Salute to Our Heroes Flyer