Salute to Our Heroes
The Foundation held the seventh annual "Salute to Our Heroes" event on February 14, 2015 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.
We were excited to have our 2015 speaker Oliver North. Oliver North is a combat decorated U.S. Marine, a #1 best-selling author, the founder of a small business, an inventor with three U.S. patents, a syndicated columnist, and the host of “War Stories” on Fox News Channel.
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 CFISD 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 honors 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.
For more information on the 2016 event please contact Marie Holmes at 281-807-3591 or firstname.lastname@example.org.