August Heroes Appreciation Awards Luncheon
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When there is a crisis, you pick up the phone and dial the familiar numbers you learned as early as kindergarten and help will be on the way. A team of highly trained professionals working together to get to you and be prepared to help you overcome your newfound obstacle are the men, women and K-9 friends who are Okeechobee’s First Responders. Join the Chamber and presenting sponsor SouthState Bank in recognizing those who serve as Public Safety, Health Care providers and Military Veterans, our Community Heroes.
We will honor our Community Heroes during a luncheon on Thursday, August 25, 2022, from 11:30 AM – 1:00 PM at IRSC, Dixon Hendry Campus Okeechobee.. We are truly honored to have Retired Marine Corps Maj. Gen. James S. “Hammer” Hartsell as our guest speaker.
General Hartsell served in the United States Marine Corps with honor for 37 years of active and reserve duty, beginning as an enlisted Marine in 1981 and completing a distinguished and highly decorated military career as a Major General. Upon retirement from the Marine Corps in 2018, he moved back to his home state of Florida and joined the Pasco Sheriff’s Office where he launched the Future Operations Division. In 2019, he was called to join the leadership team of a 1,500-member constitutionally chartered State Veterans’ Affairs department, where he continues to serve with passion and purpose on behalf of Florida's 1.5 million Veterans.
11:30 AM – Arrival & Networking
11:45 AM – Lunch
12:00 PM – Hero Award Recognition
12:20 PM – Feature Presentation
1:00 PM – Dismissal