Last Salute Military Funeral Honor Guard held its annual cocktail reception fundraiser at the beautiful Smithville Inn in Galloway on Thursday October 13th 2016. The event was well attended by ardent supporters and local dignitaries.
Both Galloway Mayor Don Purdy and Deputy Mayor Tony Coppola were in attendance and the Mayor had the honor of firing the “Jaime Lee”, the Civil War cannon used by Last Salute for Military Funerals and Veterans Events.
The Smithville Inn put out a great selection of food for the event and very generously covered the expense as a donation. Last Salute would also like to thank Malcom & Joanne Heckman, Brad Tucker and John Zarych for their strong support.
Last Salute presented an award to Parsel’s Funeral Home owners, Steve and Heather Matis, for their ongoing support. They have been indispensable in their availability and assistance.
We would like to thank everyone for their help and support through donations and physical help. Island Automotive in Tuckerton keeps all our military vehicles rolling often at no charge, Master Craftsman Steve Amadio, was instrumental in the building of our cannon carriage and prayer card box, Jim & Rebecca Bozarth for the use of their property for storage and training, and of course all the honor guard members who give up so much time to dedicate themselves to providing services for our fallen and their families.
Last Salute Military Funeral Honor Guard services are all free and is fully staffed by volunteers. We depend on the support of the community to continue our mission of providing Military Funeral Honors.
Please visit www.LastSalute.US to see more about what we do.
Here are almost 100 photos from the reception.