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Dinner with Patriots
An Evening with Patriots 

Thank you, Mark Maness, for being the title sponsor for our February Evening with Patriots. It was a wonderful evening with Bryan Anderson and Joey Bozik as they shared their stories of recovery and the impact they are making on others today!  They are two inspiring young men. 

We thank the Tim Connor Family and US Bank who helped sponsor the event. We thank those of you who joined us.  It was an incredible time for all.  

For those who are interested in following Bryan and Joey, and the work they are doing, you can click on these links:

You can keep up with Bryan on his  Facebook page

Joey's organization  We Defy Foundation  

Pictures of the evening may be viewed on our  Facebook page.   Please share on your social media and feel free to tag yourselves.  Use #PatriotDinner as you share!

Our 3rd Patriot Dinner event is set for June 14th, Flag Day! 

We are excited to announce that Justin Constantine will be the speaker for our next dinner.   Justin suffered a gunshot wound to the head while serving as a combat leader in Iraq. He will be sharing his inspirational story and leadership lessons learned from the front lines. Justin delivers his powerful keynote presentations to more than 10,000 people from the world's leading corporations, academic institutions and professional organizations each year.

Please plan to join us!  Sponsorships and tickets will be on sale on our website in the coming weeks.   Individual tickets are $125.  Tables for 10 are $1,000.  Gather a group of friends and split the cost of a table.

Sponsorships available:
Title Sponsor - $5,000: receive 2 tables for 20, which includes VIP reception admission for your guests.

Patriot Sponsors - $2,500: receive a table for 10, which includes 4 VIP reception admissions.

Warrior Sponsors - $1,500: receive a table for 10, which includes 2 VIP reception admissions.

VIP reception admission includes time to meet Justin and to have a photo taken with him.

A Special Thank You!

We want to give a shout out to our friends over at Steadfast Fitness and Performance .   They have been working with several of our Veterans, helping them as they move forward.  Isaiah and Jared design workouts for them individually to suit their needs, outcomes and limitations.  It's been great watching these Veterans push themselves towards the goals they set!  Follow them on their social media and if you are close to their location, go check out one of their classes/sessions.  Isaiah and Jared are the best!
Carry the Load
For the last several years, Defenders of Freedom has a hosted team of walkers to join Carry the Load in their efforts to bring awareness to The True Meaning of Memorial Day  The event is always held on Memorial Day, which is on May 28th this year.  It's a couple of hours of great comradery with fellow patriots. 

We will walk the 5K, remembering our Warriors who have paid the ultimate sacrifice.  If you have lost a loved one or want to remember anyone specifically, wearing/carrying their name or picture during the walk is absolutely encouraged.  Sign up today and  Join our team!
Poker Run
Mark you calendars for November 4th, for our Poker Run.  We will begin releasing details on our Facebook Page in the coming weeks.  Make plans to join us for a big time!
Save the Date!
Mark you calendars for these scheduled events.

When Where
Invitational Golf Outing
May 21, 2018 The Tribute, The Colony, TX
Carry the Load May 28, 2018 Revecheon Park, Dallas
Patriot Dinner June 14, 2018 III Forks, Dallas, TX
Poker Run November 3, 2018 Maverick Harley Davidson, Carrollton, TX

Thank You for Giving Back!
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Join our monthly giving program.  Imagine the impact if 1,000 people gave $22 a month.  The hope you could bring to Veterans waiting for benefits to begin would be life changing.  Join us!

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