The Manchester Chapter of Veterans Count, the philanthropic arm of Easterseals Military & Veterans Services (M&VS), is holding its 11th Annual Salute Our Soldiers (SOS) Breakfast on October 24, from 7:30 to 9:00 a.m. at The Manchester Downtown Hotel (formerly the Radisson). The patriotic breakfast will recognize veterans and service members in attendance, inspirational stories from Easterseals clients, guest speakers from business that support Veterans Count, and a keynote address from General (R) David Perkins.
The mission of Veterans Count is to provide critical and timely financial assistance and services when no other resource is available to veterans, service members and their families, to ensure their dignity, health and overall well-being. Veterans Count offers a hand up, not a hand out.
General (R) David Perkins, a NH native, most recently served as the 15th Commander of the United States Army Training and Doctrine Command (TRADOC) which is responsible for designing, acquiring, building and constantly improving the US Army, now and for the future. Previously General (R) Perkins commanded at all levels in the US Army from Captain to Major Army Command at the four-star level. He has multiple combat tours to include commanding a Brigade and later an Infantry Division in Iraq. He holds numerous awards and decorations to include the Silver Star, the nation’s third highest award for valor in combat.
In addition, we will be auctioning off one of the eagles from the 2017 Eagle Parade Auction. This eagle has a Boston Red Sox theme and features an eagle wearing a Boston Red Sox jersey with baseballs in its talons, championship pennants, and a view of the Green Monster. To bid on the eagle, you must be present.
Special thanks to all of our sponsors and supporters including Service Credit Union, Operation Hat Trick, Soil Away, Granite Group Benefits, Bruce & Mary Lou Wilson, RBC Wealth Management, and the Salter family.
The breakfast is free and open to the public. RSVPs are required. Table sponsorships are also available for tables of ten. For more information please contact Kathy Flynn, Director of Development for Veterans Count, at firstname.lastname@example.org, or 603-621-3413, or vetscount.org/nh/events/manchester-sos-breakfast.