Salute to the Armed Forces Event

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Provided by Prince William Chamber of Commerce

The Prince William Chamber of Commerce ( is finalizing plans for the Annual Salute to the Armed Forces. The event honors the military presence in our area, including the Garrison Commander and Base Commander of our two local bases – Fort Belvoir and Quantico – who provide updates on their installations and honor their selections for exemplary soldiers and Marines. This event typically draws 200+ attendees representing the military, veterans and business communities. We also have a table of World War II veterans, and this year will be inviting Gold Star Wives.

The event will be held on Tuesday, Nov. 13 from 11:00 a. m. to 2:00 p. m. at The Clubs at Quantico & Crossroads Event Center. Sponsorships are now available; please email for more information.

On a sad note, many of you will remember Chilly Raiford, the World War II veteran who was the one of the Keynote Speakers at our Salute two years ago. On Aug. 14, he passed away at the age of 95 – just a few days after finally receiving his Purple Heart. He will truly be missed. Here is a link to learn more about his life and valor as one of our WWII Veterans. The Chamber is honored to have met him.


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