Join us for an evening to recognize our Veterans' legacy of service and their impact on our next generation. Our vibrant event raises funds to support the continuation and growth of our after-school character and civic education program.
Guest of Honor
Jim’s awards include 5 Legion of Merit, 5 Bronze Star (One with V Device), 3 Purple Heart, the Combat infantry Badge, General Staff Badge, Parachute Badge, and Special Forces Tab.
MAJ GEN Fast currently serves as the President/CEO of BGF Enterprises LLC, a consulting services business for intelligence, cybersecurity, and operational activities, and sits on the Board of various businesses and non-profits.
VHP will also recognize a former student with the Alumni Service Award, sponsored by the Reifschneider Family Philanthropy Fund. Alumni Service Award recipients demonstrate the positive result of the program. They have integrity. They set goals and pursue excellence. They engage with the community by giving back. In essence, they emulate their veterans.
Highlights from 2022 Gala
At the March 5, 2022 Saluting Stories of Service Gala, Franklin P. Lambert received Veterans Heritage Project's Storyteller Award and VHP Alumna student, 1st Lt. Barbara S. Ripa received the Alumni Service Award. Medal of Honor Recipient LTC (Ret.) James M. Sprayberry, was the evening's special guest, helping to recognize Frank and share their combined service story from Vietnam.