Legacy of Valor Luncheon
The Legacy of Valor Luncheon will celebrate and honor area veterans and active-duty service members for their military service and raise awareness of the yearlong Legacy of Valor campaign. Hosted by the Junior League of Sarasota and the Junior League of Manatee County, the luncheon will feature keynote speaker Sgt. Keni Thomas, a decorated combat veteran of the elite 75th U.S. Army Rangers Regiment special operations unit. Thomas has worked as a military analyst and author and now spends his time as a singer, songwriter and performer. He will recount his personal experiences in the chaotic 1993 Battle of Mogadishu and will share a unique set of leadership lessons. The luncheon will also feature performances by the Gocio Elementary choir, the Pine View choir and the Sarasota Military Academy drum line. ROTC color guards from several Sarasota County schools will be present.