SCI Foundation Honors Veterans At 15th Annual Veteran’s Breakfast

SCI Foundation continued its tradition of honoring those who served our country with their 15th annual Veteran’s Breakfast at the 50th Anniversary SCI Convention.

From left: Retired Marine Colonel Craig Boddington, Veterans Committee Chairman Gary Gearhart, Medal of Honor Recipient Salvatore Giunta and SCI President-Elect John McLaurin

An Honor Guard began the event while the National Anthem played, then Veteran’s Committee Chairman, Gary Gearhart led the attendees in the Pledge of Allegiance and invocation.

After a moment of silence to honor the MIA/POWs via the symbolic Missing Man Table, attendees heard from Medal of Honor Winner Salvatore Giunta. Specialist Giunta was decorated for his conspicuous gallantry in action in the Korengal Valley, Afghanistan. Mr. Giunta spoke of his love of country and his honor of having served. He also noted it was uplifting to see organizations such as SCIF take such a strong stance in supporting our veterans.

SCIF President Craig Kauffman

Following Mr. Giunta, SCIF President, Craig Kauffman spoke to the crowd about the proud tradition of the Veteran’s breakfast. Chairman, Gearhart then recognized several SCI chapters for their ongoing commitment to veterans programs and support.

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