EVENT WILL GENERATE CRITICAL SUPPORT FOR LOCAL HOMELESS & AT-RISK VETERANS
LONG BEACH, CA (Oct. 20, 2011) -- The United States Veterans Initiative (U.S.VETS) site in Long Beach is hosting its fourth annual “Honoring Those Who Serve” Luncheon in honor of Veterans Day on Friday November 4, 2011 at the Long Beach Hilton.
Funds raised from this event will ensure that assistance is available to veterans in need in the Long Beach community. U.S.VETS-Long Beach provides housing, employment, counseling, and other supportive services to more than 550 veterans and their families each day.
The luncheon will feature WWII Pilot and POW, Louis Zamperini as the keynote speaker. Zamperini’s harrowing experience of combat and survival was most recently chronicled by Pulitzer Prize winning Author, Laura Hillenbrand in the book, “Unbroken.” He will share his life story with luncheon guests: his challenges, his will to live, and the people who helped him along the way.