PARK CITY, Utah — The National Ability Center (NAC) announced details for its upcoming Saluting Our Heroes Luncheon and the Field of Flags display. The Saluting Our Heros Luncheon will be on October 20 at 12:30 p.m. at the NAC campus, while the Field of Flags will be on display November 7 – 14 at Miners Hospital Community Center.
“As one of the largest populations we serve at the NAC, this audience is a critical part of the heartbeat of the adaptive mission. We are forever grateful for our military members and veterans and continue to focus on building valuable programming for this audience,” said Danny Glasser, CEO of the National Ability Center.
“This year’s signature luncheon will look a little different, and we are thrilled to welcome up to 300 individuals to our Park City campus to truly experience everything our facility has to offer. These celebratory efforts are just a few ways of displaying our gratitude to the military populations that we serve, and we strongly encourage our local community to join us.”
In addition to the provided meal and VIP reception before the luncheon, Saluting Our Heroes will feature two speakers at the event, including General Martin E. Dempsey, 18th Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, and Frank Devito, Founder of Heroes Haven. Two ticket options are available for purchase to attend the luncheon, one for the general public and the other for military veterans. Tickets are available for purchase on the NAC website.
“There’s a general admission ticket option, and then there is a military veteran ticket option that’s 50% off the price. The money raised through the event will all go towards our military programs and the military participants that do those programs,” said Caitlin Bognaski, senior development and events manager at the NAC.
The Field of Flags display will consist of over 150 American flags to show remembrance and gratitude for the sacrifice veterans and active military personnel make for the country.
“It’s a beautiful display that will be up the whole week around Veterans Day. We would love for people to stop by and take a walk through all the flags and think about any personal family and friends that have served, or just to honor all of the servicemen and women,” said Bognaski.
There are many programs specifically for veterans and their families at the NAC throughout the year ranging from military family ski days to monthly military family days at NAC. The NAC also hosts overnight camps, leadership summits, a military cycling camp, and among others, for veterans.