The Cy-Fair Educational Foundation is celebrating the 10th anniversary of Salute to Our Heroes Gala, honoring the men and women who serve our country. Proceeds raised during Salute to Our Heroes go to an endowment, which enables CFISD students to attend college.
Salute to Our Heroes 2018
The 2018 Salute to Our Heroes Gala will take place at the Omni Houston Hotel at Westside on Saturday, February 3, 2018. This special evening is highlighted with an inspirational speaker, dinner, entertainment, live and silent auction. Sponsorship opportunities are available.
Speaker: Salvatore “Sal” Giunta
We’re honored to welcome Salvatore “Sal” Augustine Giunta as our speaker for the 10th Anniversary of our Salute to Our Heroes Gala. Giunta was awarded the Medal of Honor by President Barack Obama on November 16, 2010. Staff Sgt. Giunta was the first living recipient of the Medal of Honor for service in Iraq or Afghanistan, and the first living service member to be awarded the Medal of Honor since the Vietnam War.
Giunta joined the Army in November 2003 and was assigned to the 173rd Airborne Brigade Combat Team, Vicenza, Italy. He completed two combat tours in Afghanistan. While conducting a patrol as team leader, Giunta and his team were ambushed by a well-armed, well-coordinated team of insurgents in Korengal Valley on October 25, 2007. Under intense fire, Giunta fought the enemy, administered first aid to his wounded squad leader, and saved another soldier from being carried away by the Taliban.