Leading Adaptive Recreation Organization to Honor Military Service Members and Veterans with Saluting Our Heroes Luncheon and Annual Field of Flags Event for Veterans Day

In celebration of one of its largest participant populations, the National Ability Center will welcome General Martin E. Dempsey as keynote speaker for Saluting Our Heroes Luncheon and host its popular Field of Flags display

Park City, Utah (Sept. 20, 2022) The National Ability Center (NAC), a leading non-profit organization that provides world-class adaptive recreation and outdoor adventures for individuals and families with differing abilities, will celebrate Veterans Day through two primary programs throughout October and November including its signature Saluting Our Heroes luncheon on Oct. 20 at 12:30 p.m. MT at the NAC campus (1000 Ability Way, Park City, Utah) followed by its Field of Flags display kicking off on Nov. 7 and ending on Nov. 14 at Miners Hospital Community Center in Park City.

As one of the largest populations we serve at the NAC, this audience is a critical part of the heartbeat of the adaptive mission. We are forever grateful for our military members and veterans and continue to focus on building valuable programming for this audience,” said Danny Glasser, CEO of the National Ability Center. “This year’s signature luncheon will look a little different and we are thrilled to welcome up to 300 individuals to our Park City campus to truly experience everything our facility has to offer. These celebratory efforts are just a few ways of displaying our gratitude to the military populations that we serve, and we strongly encourage our local community to join us.” 

This year’s Saluting Our Heroes attendees will have the pleasure of hearing from keynote speaker General Martin E. Dempsey, 18th Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, as well as participant speaker Frank Devito, Founder of Heroes Haven. The event will entail a full catered lunch, networking, education about the National Ability Center programs and more. A VIP reception will take place from 11:15 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. MT. The Field of Flags display will feature more than 150 flags in remembrance and gratitude for the selfless service of active military personnel and veterans from the Park City community. Throughout the week-long flag display, patrons are encouraged to take a stroll through the display and have a moment of silence to honor those who have served our country.Both events are generously sponsored by the Grainger Foundation, George & Dolores Dore Eccles Foundation, Moran Family Foundation, Hamlet Homes, Boeing, Northrop Grumman and Adobe, as well as our annual partners Vail EpicPromise, Zions Bank, ABC4, Del Taco, Salt Lake Magazine and Utah Office of Tourism.

For more than 35 years, the NAC has served the military community through individual lessons, family camps and retreats and adventure programs. To learn more about Saluting Our Heroes and to register for a ticket, visit discovernac.org/events/saluting-our-heroes/. To become a sponsor, email Caitlin Bognaski, senior development and events manager at [email protected]. For additional information about the National Ability Center, visit discovernac.org

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