Honoring our Veterans
Honoring our Veterans
Filipino and America veterans from the different branches of the U.S. military gathered for a fundraising Luau on September 1 at the home of Ador and Nanette Carreon in Ft. Washington, MD.
If you haven’t witnessed the awarding ceremony of the Congressional Gold Medal to Filipino World War II veterans, you don’t want to miss the Veterans Ball on Sunday, November 10 at the MGM Grand Ballroom, National Harbor. It’s a solemn event, with color guards, uniformed escorts and top military officials making the presentations.
The event coincides with the US Marine Corps Birthday and is the day before Veterans Day. It also commemorates the 75th anniversary of General Douglas MacArthur’s return to liberate the Philippines. The Ball’s theme “ Honoring Our Veterans with Eternal Gratitude and Pride” will pay tribute to all American military veterans, as well as honor deserving Filipino WW II veterans who fought with U.S. Forces during the Philippine Campaign.
Sponsoring the evening event is the Veterans of Foreign Wars, VFW Post 5471, in coordination with the Filipino Veterans Recognition & Education Project (FilVetREP).
Please see below for details:
VFW VETERANS BALL & THE CONGRESSIONAL GOLD MEDAL CEREMONY, SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 10, 2019 5:00 p.m. to 11:00 p.m. MGM GRAND BALLROOM, NATIONAL HARBOR, OXON HILL, MD 20744
$ 95.00 per person (until 1 October 2019)
$ 105.00 per person (after 1 October 2019) (Menu: Beef Short Rib or Pan Seared Salmon)
$ 69.00 per child (4 – 12 years old); 3 years old and under is FREE
or CALL (240) 838-4715 (Attn: Zeny) and write checks to VFW VETERANS BALL
Please mail checks to: Zeny Viloria, 13312 Colfax Dr, Ft Washington, MD 20745
TO REGISTER and PAY ONLINE VISIT: https://veteransball.regfox.com/the-2019-veterans-ball
Registration and cocktail will start at 5:00 p.m. At 6:00 p.m., there will be a special awarding of the Congressional Gold Medal to deserving Filipino and American veterans. During WW II, more than 260,000 Filipino Soldiers fought under the command of the US Military in the Philippines, then a sovereign US Territory. Subsequently they were stripped of their veterans benefits. The Congressional Gold Medal, the highest civilian award bestowed by the U.S. Congress to an individual or group that contributed to American culture and history was awarded to these veterans in 2016. This ceremony will honor several of these deserving veterans and their families. For more information please visit – www.filvetrep.org
The Ball will commence at 7:00 p.m. and is intended to celebrate and honor the work of the VFW. There will be dancing and entertainment through out the evening. The VFW is one of the most respected voices in Washington, D.C., and within local governments across America. It advocates for justice for our nation’s veterans, service members and military families on an array of issues and continues to be the voice for veterans everywhere. For more information on VFW please visit – https://www.vfw.org
For a discounted stay on Sunday, 10 Nov 2019 at MGM Resort, National Harbor, please use the following link to make a reservation: https://book.passkey.com/e/49991011 and enter “ATTENDEE” for Guest Type.
Parking is complimentary inside MGM Parking Garage. Valet is $25.00 for 12hrs and $45.00 for overnight.
For further information please call: Ray (202) 299–4460; Lida (703) 622-1381; John(301) 910-1787; Corby (240) 994–4941; Jay (571) 215-0094; Sonny (703) 915-8080 ***