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October Chapter Luncheon - Don Graves, Iwo Jima veteran
   
Donald Graves, USMC, Iwo Jima veteran, notable speaker, dynamic performer and devoted pastor.

 

After much anticipation, we are thrilled to announce that Donald “Don” Graves, US Marine Corps, will be speaking at the October Chapter Luncheon. He has led an unparalleled life, serving his country, his family and his God to the fullest every step of the way.

He entered the United States Marine Corps at the age of 17 on August 17, 1942, then served two tours in the South Pacific. His 5th Marine Division served with the occupation of Japan. On February 19, 1945 his division hit the beach on Iwo Jima and secured Mount Surabachi in three days, thus the famous flag raising on Mt. Surabachi. Over the next five weeks of heavy fighting the island was secured, and he was discharged on January 12, 1946. You are invited to watch this YouTube video, a moving introduction to Donald, the events at Mt. Surabachi and the story of his recent return to Iwo Jima.

Please see the following videos:

Generations Lest We Forget

 A Marines Story - Don Graves 

Since then, Donald has been a singer and performer in Detroit and Hollywood, followed by his calling to Christian ministry as a pastor where he has worked with the federal prison system and gospel rescue missions. As a result of his distinguished military service and far reaching ministries, Donald has been a special guest speaker countless times.

He has a dynamic voice that has led to singing at many military-related events. Locally, he has sung the national anthem twice at Ranger Stadium in front of 40,000 fans, at the opening of a Veterans Day celebration at the Hilton Anatole (see YouTube video), and he has been invited to sing the national anthem at the Armed Forces Bowl at TCU on December 23rd.

He has a wife, Rebecca, of 68 years and has four adult children, six grandchildren and ten great grandchildren.

Please join us and bring a friend for this wonderful opportunity to hear from a true hero. 

 

When: 11:30 am, Tuesday, October 18,2016

Where: Park City Club, 5956 Sherry Lane, Suite 1700, Dallas TX 79225

Cost: $20 for Chapter members and their guests in advance; $30 at the door; $35 for non-members 

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Event Information
EVENT DATE:
Tuesday, Oct 18 2016 at 11:30am [ iCal ]
LOCATION:
Park City Club
5956 Sherry Lane Suite 1700
Dallas, TX 75225

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