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McChrystal, Schieffer attend Yellow Ribbon Fund Gala

 “The Yellow Ribbon Fund is a symbol of America helping each other because America is a family. So each of us reach out to people who we may not be directly related to, but we are as Americans. I think it brings out the best in us.”  – General Stanley McChrystal

Below watch Angie’s Report on the Gala on WUSA9 

Nearly 400 guests gathered at a private location in Chevy Chase, MD for the 2nd Annual Yellow Ribbon Fund ‘Rockin for the Troops’ gala.  Bob Schieffer – anchor and moderator of CBS’s ‘Face the Nation’ – was the emcee of the gala. General Stanley McChrystal was a special guest.  YRF  began in 2005 to assist our injured service members and their families while they recuperate at Walter Reed Army Medical Center and National Naval Medical Center  By Rachel DeMita, Special to OMG




 

Oh Snap! Fashion Takes Flight

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Professional models and our military men and women set the runway on fire at the 2nd Annual Fashion Takes Flight fashion show held at the Longview Gallery in Northwest DC. Special thanks to Kristen Murdoch for directing the show and for the veterans from Walter Reed who attended.

The night benefitted Luke’s Wings… paying they way to reunite families with their wounded heroes. Watch the Video Recap of the show courtesy L.I.A.M. Productions, LLC

A letter from Mom…

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Below is a very special message from the mother of a currently wounded warrior at Walter Reed. Even if you can’t make the show Wednesday… please consider getting a ticket for her. I look forward to seeing many of you Wed! xxAngie

 
Luke’s Wings heard about our son, Brent Aber, who has been at Walter Reed Medical Center for almost 2 years going through numerous surgeries to repair his foot and also for care of a Traumatic Brain Injury.  Brent was scheduled to have a 5th surgery to try to save his foot and doctors had requested that his parents be present during the pre-op consultation and surgery due to the severity of the situation.  I had not seen my son in a year and my husband had not seen Brent in 2yrs. Luke’s Wings contacted us and said they wanted to help us.You have no idea what it like to have a complete stranger come to you and offer help at a time like this.  I had never heard of this organization and they did not know me so why would they want to help?  The answer is because they care!  They flew my husband and me round trip from Akron, OH to Washington D.C. last week. They made all the arrangements – this was just one less thing we had to worry about. They told us they were hosting a fundraiser this coming week to pay for our tickets and others too.  
I’m reaching out to you personally asking you to please purchase a ticket to their Fashion Takes Flight fundraiser at http://fashiontakesflight2010.eventbrite.com/ or make a small donation www.lukeswings.org so that they can continue to lend support to the families of our military men and women. You never know when you or someone you know or love may need their help.   Our family does.
 
Debbie and Allan Lee

Fashion Takes Flight

FTF 2009 at L2 Lounge

I’m honored to serve as the emcee of Fashion Takes Flight… the show that funds the way for families to be at the bedside of their wounded warrior. Luke’s Wings host the event. Look for co-founder Fletcher Gill’s LIVE interview with Andrea Roane on the 9NEWS NOW Morning Show this Wed January 13th at 5:54AM. Get your tickets today for the January 20th event at the Long View Gallery. You can make a difference for a military family in need. xxAngie

Get your tickets and more info at LukesWings.org

Fashion Takes Flight 2010

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