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!

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One Response to “Courtside Salute & Surprise!”

  1. pattyrowland says:

    very nice angie! great to see robert too! xoxoxoo

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