Salute to Our Heroes honors the men and women that serve our country, funds raised will go to an endowment that enables Cypress-Fairbanks ISD students to attend college. The event takes place at the Omni Houston Hotel at Westside on February 8, 2020.
Our speaker this year is Josh Bleill.
“I am a father, I am a husband, I am a Christian, I am a spokesperson, I am a Marine.” After attending Purdue University, Josh was working in corporate America when, like many of us, the events of September 11, 2001, changed his life forever. Something clicked inside him after that fateful day, two years later, following in his father’s footsteps he enlisted in the U.S. Marine Corps. At 27 years old, Josh was off to boot camp, and 2 years later, in 2006, deployed to Fallujah, Iraq.
Then it all went black.
A bomb exploded under the vehicle Josh was riding in. He woke up five days later to the realization that he had lost two friends and both of his legs in the blast. He spent two years of extensive rehabilitation recovering at Walter Reed Medical Center in Bethesda, Maryland. He currently has 32 pins in his hip and a 6-inch screw holding his pelvis together. Corporal Josh Bleill is now a walking, talking, symbol of hope, using his story to motivate and inspire others. Even with all he’s been through, Josh doesn’t just believe in the American dream. He’s living it. Josh didn’t just survive. With the help of those around him, he found a way to thrive once again.
For more details, please click here to view the PDF of this year's invitation. For details on sponsorship's, advertisements or ticket sales, please call (281) 370-0144. Individual tickets are $125 each and $75 for military veterans and active military personnel.
Tickets must be purchased in advance.
Doors will open at 6:00 p.m.
V.I.P. Event starts at 6:00 p.m.
Event starts at 7:00 p.m. and ends at 9:30 p.m.
Omni Houston Hotel Westside