Salute America’s Heroes Planned Friday

Leesburg-based Coalition to Salute America’s Heroes plans a special Veteran’s Day dinner to support its mission to help wounded warriors.

The “Salute Our Heroes Night” will be held at West Belmont Place in Lansdowne and will include dinner and inspirational entertainment to raise money for the nonprofit that works to rebuild the lives of severely wounded veterans of the global war on terror.

Among the highlights of the evening will be dinner hosted by award-winning actor Jack Scalia of All My Children; speech by SSG Shilo Harris, combat-wounded veteran and author of “Steel Will,” and Corporal Donny Daughenbaugh, USMC (Ret.); and a comedic performance by U.S. Paralympics Team Bronze medalist and Loudoun Valley High School graduate Rob Jones, USMC (Ret.).

The evening begins with cocktails at 6:30 p.m.

“We invite folks from all across Northern Virginia and the Capitol Region to join us this Veterans Day as we honor all those who have stood on the wall in defense of our freedoms,” said David Walker, CEO of the Coalition to Salute America’s Heroes. “In addition to raising funds to support combat-wounded veterans, we are sure to be inspired and entertained throughout the evening by four very impressive men: Jack, Shilo, Donny and Rob.”

Tickets are $100 each and may be purchased at

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