Louisville, Ky., – In military terms, a rally point is a place where scattered forces come together to carry on a mission. And that is exactly what Rally Point: Kentuckiana is doing; bringing our community together to rally around our heroes for one amazing night of entertainment to benefit three local veteran’s charities: Active Heroes, Where Opportunity Knox, and Coalition for the Homeless.
The event is set for Thursday at 7:30 p.m. at The Kentucky Center for the Performing Arts. Tickets start at $25. A reception and silent auction start at 6:30 p.m.
Entertainment for the Rally to Support Our Heroes Evening Event includes:
-Heather French Henry will sing the National Anthem
-Master of Ceremonies: Lee Woodruff, national news correspondent and co-author of the New York Times best-selling In an Instant, chronicling the journey to recovery following her husband Bob’s roadside bomb injury in Iraq.
-Greg Fischer: Louisville’s Mayor
-Derrek Herrera: motivational speaker and former Marine Special Operations Officer, who was paralyzed while conducting combat operations in Afghanistan.
-Jose Sarduy: comedian, Air Force Academy grad and veteran of Iraqi Freedom and Enduring Freedom
-A special musical performance hosted by The Kentucky Center for the Performing Arts “Arts in Healing” program
-Featured speaker, Woody Williams, last surviving recipient of the Medal of Honor from Iwo Jima
There is also a Veterans Resource Fair that directly connects Kentuckiana veterans with local employers and organizations. The mission is to improve the lives of veterans in three key areas: employment, housing and physical and mental health. The runs from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.