Salute to Our Heroes


The Foundation will hold 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 are very excited to announce that our 2015 speaker will be 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.

North was born in San Antonio, Texas, graduated from the U.S. Naval Academy in Annapolis, Maryland, and served 22 years as a Marine officer.  His awards for service in combat include the Silver Star, the Bronze Star for valor and two Purple Hearts for wounds in action.

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 will honor 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 2015 event please contact Marie Holmes at 281-807-3591 or

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