November 3, 2014 – Pensacola Combined Rotary Clubs paid tribute to local military personnel in their annual military appreciation luncheon. Held at New World Landing in Pensacola, nearly 300 people attended this event. Members from 13 local Rotary clubs, active duty and retired military as well as community leaders made up the guest list.
Rear Admiral Mike White, commander, Navy Education and Training Command gave the keynote address. He talked about the contributions that active duty military have made in their spare time to volunteer projects in the community. The combined efforts of 1,600 military volunteer have provided over 26,000 hours of community service.
Three Pearl Harbor Survivors, William Braddock Sgt. Maj. USMC (Ret.), Francis Emond CWO4, USN (Ret.), and Jacob Gallawa, RMCS, USN (Ret.) enjoyed lunch and conversation with active duty military.