November 6, 2019 Noon–1:30PM

The Saluting Our Heroes Luncheon honors the men and women who have served our country, while building awareness of the needs of returning service members. The event highlights opportunities and resources available in Utah to assist service members as they transition back to civilian life. There is no cost to guests to attend this event. In order to help U.S. service members discover their abilities, a donation of $100 is kindly requested during the luncheon. 

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2019 Keynote Speaker:

James Bradley

James BradleyKeynote Speaker James Bradley; author of the New York Times bestselling books “The Imperial Cruise”; “FLYBOYS: A True Story of Courage” and “Flags of Our Fathers”. “Flags of Our Fathers” tells the story of five U.S. Marines and a United States Navy corpsman attached to the Marines Corps raising the American flag during the Battle of Iwo Jima and the Seventh War Loan Drive after the battle. This amazing adventure was made into a major motion picture in 2006 directed by Clint Eastwood. For the past ten years, the James Bradley Peace Foundation and Youth For Understanding have sent American students to live with families overseas.   


Become a Table Captain

Table Captains are key to the success of the National Ability Center’s Saluting Our Heroes luncheon. As a Table Captain, you will invite 9 guests to join you at your table of 10.  There is no cost to you or your guests to attend our luncheon. Donations are kindly requested during the program. Table Captains help the National Ability Center connect with new supporters who are interested in learning about our programs, have connections to organizations that help service members or veterans, or may benefit from our military focused programs. To become a Table Captain, please contact: or 435.649.3991 Can’t attend the luncheon? Sponsor a Soldier.


About the National Ability Center

For over 30 years, our continuing mission has been to provide programming that empowers participants of all abilities – including athletes, veterans, adults and children – to achieve more than they feel physically and emotionally capable of doing. Today, these programs serve 7,200 people of all abilities each year through a wide variety of sports, recreation and educational activities. National Ability Center is recognized as a chapter of Disabled Sports USA and a US Paralympic Sports Club. Service members and their families deserve high-quality, non-institutional environments where they can truly connect and heal. They need programs that support and challenge them to learn new skills, set higher goals, improve communication, and extend their reach beyond perceived limits. Since 1985, the National Ability Center has served thousands of veterans, active duty soldiers and their families. All funds raised at the Saluting Our Heroes luncheon will support programs for military service members and their families at the National Ability Center.