- The Washington Times - Thursday, May 4, 2006

There’s no question, in my mind at least, about the worthiness of this event:

The 2006 SemperComm Gala and Silent Auction will be on Thursday, May 11, at the Mandarin Oriental hotel, 1330 Maryland Ave., SW, Washington, D.C. The event will raise funds for The SemperComm Foundation, which is a nonprofit charitable organization that provides communication and entertainment equipment and services to overseas remote U.S. military bases. The bases supported by SemperComm typically do not receive morale, welfare and recreation equipment and services due to their locations and size.

The entire event is a black-tie dinner, silent auction, awards ceremony and mini-concert, which starts at 6 p.m. and is scheduled to end at 11 p.m.

Tickets are still available. For [the] public, [tickets are] $200; [for] active-duty military, $125.

SemperComm has confirmed the attendance of several members of Congress, high-ranking U.S. military and Department of Defense officials, major business leaders (Boeing, Microsoft, Morgan Stanley, American Airlines, ESPN, Northrop Grumman) and a few foreign ambassadors. Country singer Aaron Tippin, secured by SemperComm partner Stars for Stripes, will provide entertainment for the event. The crowd is expected to be about 700.

You can learn more, or make an online donation at this secure Web site. I can’t think of a better way to support those who defend our freedom. Please, consider helping.

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