Friday, Nov. 3, 2017 – Lone Star Flight Museum – 11551 Aerospace Ave. (77034)
HOUSTON – October 16, 2017– The Houston West Chamber of Commerce (HWCOC) will host its annual Veterans Day tribute, “Salute to Veterans: Honoring Cold War Patriots” with keynote speaker, US Navy Captain and Nasa Astronaut,Christopher J. Cassidy.
The luncheon will take place Friday, Nov. 3, 2017, 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at the Lone Star Flight Museum, located at 1551 Aerospace Ave. in Houston. Because of flood damage suffered by the Omni Hotel on Eldridge the event had to be relocated to the Lone Star Flight Museum.
This year’s program will highlight the Patriots of the Cold War and serve as an acknowledgement of the bravery and sacrifices of our servicemen and women. The Salute to Veterans luncheon will also include a Heart of Service Award presentation, Commemorative Flyover, military memorabilia displays, keynote address, and recognition of veterans.
Keynote speaker, Capt. Christopher J. Cassidy is an all-American hero of the highest order, serving his country both on the battlefield and in space. Capt. Cassidy completed four six-month deployments, including two tours of Afghanistan, during his ten years as a member of the US Navy SEALs team. He deployed to the Afghanistan region two weeks after the September 11 attacks. He was awarded his first Bronze Star for leading a 9-day operation at the Zhawar Kili Cave complex and a second Bronze Star for combat leadership service in 2004 during Operation Enduring Freedom in Afghanistan.
The Lone Star Flight Museum is an aviation museum and STEM learning center. The new $38 million state-of-the-art facility at Ellington Airport displays more than 40 historically significant aircrafts and hundreds of artifacts related to the history of flight. The 130,000-square foot facility also houses renowned flying collection of historic aircraft. (photos attached)
All veterans who register at hwcoc.org will receive complimentary entrance to the event.
The Houston West Chamber of Commerce is located in the population center of Houston that is home to the Galleria Area, Uptown District, Westchase District, Spring Branch District, Memorial City, International District, CityCentre and the Energy Corridor District – an area of more than 8,000 businesses that employ more than 100,000 people in industries responsible for West Houston’s exponential growth such as oil and gas, manufacturing, technology, retail, medical, engineering and service firms.