The Salute to Veterans Day Breakfast is an annual celebratory event honors the service of all veterans — past, present and future — as well as others who have made significant contributions to helping our veterans. The events draws a roster of film and television notables, prominent members of Corporate America, and a full contingent of U.S. active duty members, new recruits and military veterans to pay tribute to our nation’s defenders. The presence of VIP and celebrities boosts the morale of new recruits who are sworn in en mass to all branches of the U.S. armed forces in an exclusive ceremony featured at the event.
In 2014, award-winning actor/producer/musician Gary Sinise received the Alliance’s annual Charles Durning Patriotism Award, presented by Kelsey Grammar. Also, Boxing Hall of Fame member, Carlos Palomino, received the Tommy Lasorda Veteran Service Award highlighting his support for all who served, presented by Tommy Lasorda himself. The awards were presented by Lasorda before a crowd of more than 425 guests and celebrities.