For the second year, we had the honor of planning Ms. Veteran America competition at the National Conference Center in Leesburg, Virginia. Ms. Veteran America is an extraordinary event that celebrates the strength, courage, and inner beauty of women in uniform, and providing financial support for the foundation, Final Salute Inc. Final Salute Inc. and Ms. Veteran America are the results of a dynamic young woman, Jaspen Boothe, who has overcome many adversities in life to obtaining much success for women all over the world that serve this Nation in uniform. The Ms. Veteran America competition proceeds are provided to the Final Salute Inc. to aid in shelter and offer a new beginning for homeless women Veterans.
The first day of festivities was a VIP Gala filled with dancing, a live auction, entertainment by the Dan Band, and dancing by all from sounds provided by Washington Celebrations. The second day was the Ms. Veteran America competition. This was the day when women in uniform traded their combat boots for stilettos and showcased their high calibre of talent and character for the privilege to be called Ms. Veteran America. The competition was fierce and the new Ms. Veteran America 2014 is Ms. Amanda Wirtz. The event was emceed by Actor and Advocate, Lamman Rucker, alongside Veteran, Comedian, and glamputee, Marissa Strock. It was a weekend of celebration and recognition to the many women in uniform. To learn more about Final Salute Inc., visit http://www.finalsaluteinc.org/.
Special thanks to my industry friends who helped to make this event a success:
Venue: The National Conference Center | Deejay Services & Lighting Design: Washington Celebrations | Floral Decor: Edge Floral Event Designers | Dessert & Themed Event Cake: Couture Cakes by Sabrina | MUA Team: Bridal Artistry team lead by Joanne Trimmer | Linens & Chair Rentals: DC Rentals
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