The Temple Chamber of Commerce is proud to host the 39th annual Military & First Responder Salute to Service, presented by H-E-B on Tuesday, October 24, 2023. The event will take place from 11:15 am to 1:00 pm at the Mayborn Convention Center in Temple.
The annual event returned to the in-person luncheon in 2022 following a hiatus because of the COVID-19 Pandemic. Both the 2020 and 2021 events were reimagined to virtual presentations and drive-thru lunch to go events. The Chamber, H-E-B Partners, and business community volunteers prepared and served hamburger boxed lunches for Temple’s Central Texas Military Partners, veterans, first responders, and the community.
Active-duty soldiers from Temple’s Central Texas Military Partners the 13th ESC/Fort Cavazos, 1st Medical Brigade/Fort Cavazos, and Garrison Command/Fort Cavazos, along with the 3rd Squadron, 278th Armored Cavalry Regiment (ABCT)/Texas Army National Guard located in Temple, are invited as honored guests. As are veterans through local veterans’ organizations including the American Legion Post #133 and VFW Post #1820.
Beginning in 2020, the Chamber incorporated First Responders into this annual recognition event. Local law enforcement, fire and rescue, EMS, and medical and health care professionals will continue to be invited as honored guests.
Through this annual tradition, the Chamber unites the business community to give back and honor those who have given so much. The keynote speaker for the luncheon will be announced soon.
Further event information can be found at www.templechamber.com or by contacting the Temple Chamber of Commerce at (254) 773-2105.