Annual Heroes Patriotic Luncheon


The VMLC’s Annual Heroes Patriotic Luncheon provides us the opportunity to honor and celebrate our Veterans and Military Service members who have, and continue to, “Stand in the Gap” to defend our Liberty and Freedom.

The luncheon, is scheduled during the Veterans Day season, gives our greater community the opportunity to honor our Veterans and remember those who made the ultimate sacrifice.

Special Past Key Note speakers

In addition to honoring a Veteran from each major conflict,  the celebration event features a special Key Note speaker who loves our country and supports our Veterans, like those patriots listed below:

Wayne Newton


Peter MacDonald

Navajo Code Talker,

Rear Admiral Connie Mariano

MD, former White House Physician under Presidents George H.W. Bush and Bill Clinton and author of "White House Doctor"

Lieutenant General Thomas McInerney

Major General Paul Vallely

Captain Dawn Halfaker

Board of Directors, Natl. Wounded Warrior Project

Dr. Alexander White

Holocaust survivor and author

Colonel Thomas Kirk, USAF (Retired)

Fighter Pilot Korean/Vietnam War, POW

Command Chief Master Sergeant Scott Dearduff, USAF (Retired)

Jerry Molen

Film Producer & Marine Veteran

Lieutenant Commander Heidi Squier Kraft, PhD, USN (Retired)

Author & Navy Veteran

Technical Sergeant Matthew Slaydon, USAF, (Retired)

The 2021 Luncheon Keynote Speaker Corporal Matthew Bradford


The 2022 Luncheon Keynote Speaker Major General Patrick Henry Brady


The 2023 Luncheon Keynote Speaker Colone Kim “KC” Campbell


Past Heroes Patriotic Luncheons