Veteran’s Breakfast ‘All Service Salute’, Friday, May 6th | 9:00am – 11:00am at Moody Garden Hotel Spa and Convention Center.
Journey with us in true celebrating spirit, as we honor selfless acts of courage and humanitarian service by real people in our community. This annual event recognizes local heroes and is a special salute to all service veterans who are seemingly ordinary people but have touched the lives of community members through their selfless acts of courage.
Red Cat Preservation Society is pleased to shine the spotlight on and give a special tribute to the “Mission Continues” and their support to veteran services throughout the Houston area. A wide range of source materials including photographs, letters, diaries, scrapbooks, military patches and insignias, uniforms, and posters as well as published works.
This year’s Honorary Chair is Dr. Richard Watkins. Dr. Watkins is a decorated Vietnam veteran pilot who received the Purple Heart Medal and the Air Medal with eight-oak leaf clusters. Captain Watkins’ helicopter was shot down during the Tet offensive where he was wounded and listed as missing in action for a brief time.
The Breakfast Host will be Jay Coppock, Cheif Operation Officer for ACU of Texas Credit Union. This mission-driven event is supported by our local community through in-kind donations and corporate sponsorships.
Keynote Speaker is Major Barry Mattson, Military Hero who’s patriotic service started early. He attended the United States Air Force Academy, where he was captain of the aerobatic flying team. He served five years active duty in the US Air Force. He then returned to the US and joined The Mission Continues in 2014 as Regional Director in Houston, Texas.