The We Can Be Heroes Foundation hosted its spring Tribute to Our Heroes Brunch at the Salem Centre Auditorium on Saturday, with the room filled to capacity (while observing COVID-19 restrictions).
Unsung heroes from around the country were recognized for their sacrifices for the good of their neighbors, their country and its future.
The event featured a catered brunch followed by members of the Atlantic Coast Young Marines formally presenting the colors. Many tables were labelled with the names of a veteran or community hero, donated by their loved ones to honor them.
Two special heroes in attendance were Jacksonville World War II veterans Frank Pupura and John Connelly.
Several Unsung Heroes were specifically recognized by We Can Be Heroes Foundation National Spokesman Ryman Shoaf, including:
In addition to being recognized at the brunch, each unsung hero was given the foundation’s Unsung Hero Lives Here yard sign.
The event concluded with presentations from Hillsdale College Professor Adam Carrington on America’s freedom and Concerned Veterans for America Coalition Director Jimmie Smith on endless wars.
Sponsors of the event included Americans for Prosperity, Concerned Veterans for America and K9S for Warriors.
To nominate a hero or to learn more about the We Can Be Heroes Foundation, go to www.WeCanBeHeroesFoundation.org.