2009 Freedom Award Gala
The 2009 Freedom Award honored General David H. Petraeus, Commander, US Central Command, during a gala event at The Mellon Auditorium. The event raised awareness and funds to educate the children of fallen Service members. The Freedom Award is presented annually to individuals who epitomize selfless service to the nation and represent the very best of our men and women in uniform. The recipients of the award embody five core principles: Freedom, Sacrifice, Community, Patriotism, and Esteem.
Honored Guests included: General David H. Patraeus, Senator John McCain, Senator Joseph Lieberman, Senator John Thune, The Honorable Michael Chertoff - Former Secretary of Homeland Security, and Mike Emanuel.
Sponsors: The Hovde Foundation, Georgetown University School of Foreign Service, Knight, M3 Capital Advisors, Booz Allen Hamilton, Howrey, DDC, Courage Services Inc, Spadac, Honeywell, Raytheon, Bobby Van’s Grill, Protégé Partners, JLEF, Wine & Spirits Wholesalers of America, and The Mt. Vernon Group.
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