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Wounded warriors hit the links

Veteran with Gen. Stanley McChrystal. Photo Credit: Michael Clements Photography

It’s one of my favorite events of the year: The Yellow Ribbon Fund Army-Navy Golf Classic. This year General Stanley McChrystal was the guest of honor. Once again we had the chance to meet some amazing heroes at the tourney that pairs injured service members with supporters on the greens.

Golfers this year raised more than $217,000 for the Yellow Ribbon Fund. YRF supports injured servicemembers in the area and their families.  I was honored to co-host the awards ceremony with This Week in Defense host Vago Muradian. Photos by Michael Clements. Tune in to WUSA9’s Morning Show Wednesday to see coverage from the great day!

PHOTOS: YRF Army-Navy Classic 2011
MORE: Wounded Vets Swing for Challenge

Check out coverage from the awards ceremony on WUSA9

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




 

A Salute to You

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Courtside Salute & Surprise!

It was an honor to be part of the military tribute at the Legg Mason Tennis Tournament this year. The Yellow Ribbon Fund and USO teamed up to organize the ceremony that happened right before the start of the Semi-Finals.  I joined a group of nearly 30 made up of volunteers and friends and family of wounded warriors. We practiced the unfurling of the flag only once and nailed it when it was time to do it for the the crowd! It was an amazing feeling of patriotism… the last time I held the flag and helped fold it was in high school. One of my JROTC duties was to raise and take down the flag  before and after class. Watch coverage of the event on WUSA9 below… and check out more of the story including a special surprise on the stadium’s court. More…

Another touching moment was when Milkbone Canine Assistance awarded a disabled veteran with one of their amazing service dogs. The dogs can help with everything from pulling a wheelchair, to turning on lights to 90 other commands. The tennis players took time to say thank you and take a picture with the veteran.

Yellow Ribbon Fund’s Amanda Basek with husband Officer Erik Basek who is with the US Park Police SWAT Team.

My husband Robert enjoyed the opening reception

Honor Guard with Veteran Charles who helped unfurl the flag with us!

Football Pros vs GI Joes: Redskins Rock with Troops

This just rocks.

Washington Redskins in a a Guitar Hero face-off with troops stationed in Basrah, Iraq. Pros vs GI Joes and the USO Metropolitan Washington sponsored the event at the ESPN Zone in downtown DC.

On a military note– we’re gearing up for our big Yellow Ribbon Fund/Army-Navy Golf  Classic on July 12th– sponsors and golfers are needed. Click here for more information.

Watch my report below on the rockstars!

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