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© Armed Forces Thanksgiving 2019, All Rights Reserved

$30,000 RAISED

for

OUR 2016 INAUGURAL EVENT

Our 2016 inaugural event brought huge success!  We could not be more grateful for the support of our veterans, sponsors and attendees that represented 40 area schools and their 200 high school representatives, and over 125 military men and women. 

WOODTV EIGHTWEST: GIVING THANKS FOR ARMED FORCES

22 Jun, 16 ARMED FORCES THX

WoodTV eightWest presents video on the Armed Forces Thanksgiving event.  Check out the video below to learn more.

VETS DAY SURPRISE BY JULIEN FERRIBY

16 Nov, 16 ARMED FORCES THX

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ARMED FORCES THANKSGIVING PRESENTS DONATION

August 28, 2016

The Armed Forces Thanksgiving Committee was honored to donate $30,000 from the proceeds of our inaugural event to the West Michigan Veterans Coalition.

WOOD TV 8 – ARMED FORCES THANKSGIVING IN DOWNTOWN GR

June 16, 2016

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (WOOD) — More than 100 military members will be in downtown Grand Rapids Friday for the inaugural Armed Forces Thanksgiving.

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2016 SPONSORS

2016 COMMITTEE

2016 Armed Forces Thanksgiving Committee
 

Honorary Chairman
Peter F. Secchia, USMC 1956 – 1959

 

Event Chairmen
Peter G. Ruppert, Fusion Education Group
John Irwin, Huntington Bank
Jeff Lambert, Lambert Edwards & Associates

 

Event Committee
Justin Bierens, Michigan Army National Guard
Bruce Courtade, Rhoades McKee PC
Kevin Cusack, Oppenheimer & Co.
Joe DiBenedetto, Lambert Edwards & Associates
Tim Feagan, iHeartMedia
Denny Gillem, Frontlines of Freedom Military Talk Radio
Allison Kaufman, Kent Intermediate School District
Brandi McBride, Goodwill Industries
Katie Pennington, Holland High School
Ty Sweet, Michigan Army National Guard
Suzanne Wickman, Cause & Effect Event Marketing