Thanks to all who supported veterans rally
September 28, 2008
The Salute to American Veterans Rally Committee would like to convey our sincere gratitude and respect to all of the business owners and residents of Grand County for your heartfelt support and hospitality over the past two years. We have been overwhelmed with the manner in which our mission to honor our United States Veterans has been received by your wonderful community. Thank you.
Moreover, we are blown away by the massive support displayed at the recent Winter Park Town Council meeting. Pam and I are on a vacation with our 8-year-old boy Wyatt (who turns 9 tomorrow), and planned this trip months ago. This family time precluded our presence at this important meeting.
In our absence, we have been told that we could never have hoped to be represented any better than the residents, business owners and local Veterans did on our behalf. Wyatt’s Uncle said that the support was “beyond all expectation.”
All we can say is thanks to each and every one of you who showed up. The love and respect we all feel for the event and our American Veterans is what it’s all about.
Between the event relocation in 2007 and the challenges we faced this year with the construction and poor weather, we can’t help but feel as though the Veterans Rally has not been given a fair chance to grow and prosper in Grand County. Perhaps, because of your wonderful support, it will now be given that chance. Having said that, our sincere appreciation for all the support and love afforded to our Veterans by your great community of people has not been diminished one bit in our minds and hearts despite the Town Council’s decision to not invite us back, and no matter the final result of that decision and the process we will complete in the coming weeks.
In combat, American warriors are taught to never give up, never say die, and strive to accomplish the mission at all costs. We humbly endeavor to follow in their footsteps by doing the best job we can with whatever level of difficulty, adversity, and success comes with it. Thank you again from the bottom of our hearts.
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