Guest of Honor
Col. Thomas H. Kirk, Jr., USAF (Ret.) will receive the 2020 Storyteller’s Award. As a fighter pilot serving over 28 years of active duty, Col. Kirk has shared his story of service, including his time as a POW in the "Hanoi Hilton" for 5 1/2 years, and has inspired hundreds of audiences through his life lessons. He's been awarded the Air Force Cross, four Silver Stars, two Distinguished Flying Crosses, seven Air Medals, and the Purple Heart.