Veterans Luncheon and Valor Fund Launch
November 11, 2022, 11 am to 1:30 pm at The Radnor Hotel
Col. Dave Prewitt, Ret., Master of Ceremonies
Marisa Porges, PhD Keynote Speaker
Veterans, family, and community members are invited to Surrey’s Veterans Day Luncheon on Friday, November 11, 2022 at the Radnor Hotel. Thanks to a generous donor who will underwrite the luncheon, the cost will be $35 per person.
At the luncheon we will introduce the Valor Fund which was created to support programs and services for veterans.
Col. Dave Prewitt, Ret., will be Master of Ceremonies at the luncheon. Surrey is honored to have Marisa Porges, PhD, as keynote speaker. Dr. Porges is the Head of School at The Baldwin School in Bryn Mawr. She served at the White House as White House Fellow and a senior advisor for cybersecurity and technology policy at the National Economic Council. Dr. Porges also served on active duty in the U.S. Navy, flying jets as a Naval Flight Officer.
Heroes Among Us
The Surrey Veterans group welcomes veterans and friends to their monthly meetings. Sign up for email notification and you will receive the agenda and meeting presenter prior to each meeting.
Past presentations have included:
- Dr. Eugene Richardson, Jr., a member of the Tuskegee Airmen
- WWII veteran Lt. Col. William Bonelli, Ret., who shared his first-person account of being on the ground during the invasion of Pearl Harbor
- Tom Garvey, a veteran who lived in Veterans Stadium and described the experience in his book, The Secret Apartment: Vet Stadium, a surreal memoir
- Mark Bowden, author of Black Hawk Down about a 1993 military operation in Mogadishu. The book was made into a movie starring Josh Hartnett and Ewan McGregor
Presenters also help keep veterans informed about services and health care benefits to which they are entitled. These include changes to health care such as expanded disability coverage for exposure to Agent Orange as well as updates to pensions, life insurance, and burial services.
The group was started by Col. Dave Prewitt, Ret. and his late wife, Joan. For more information, please email here or call 610-647-6404.