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Annual Veteran's Day Luncheon 2009


The Freedoms Foundation was well represented at the Annual Veteran's Day Luncheon held at the Scottish Rite Temple on Friday, November 6, 2009. Our own past president, Bob O. Porter was selected as one of the nine finalists and we were most proud of him and his accomplishments. In addition, Tom Helmantoler, V.P. Ways and Means, accepted an award on behalf of the Sons of Union Veterans of the Civil War.


LtoR Top: Gerri Lewis, Brenda Ferich, Bob Porter, LaVonne Simmondes, Jo Cormier and Izzy Skidmore. Second row: Tom Helmantoler, Linda Marteeny and Sally Syren.


Veteran of the Year finalist Bob Porter accpeting his award.

Tom Helmantoler accepting an award for the Sons of Union Veterans of the Civil War.

Former San Diego chapter FFVF President, Bob Porter.


Izzy Skidmore, Bob Porter and Former FFVF Patriot of the Year Will Hays.


Brenda Ferich, Bob Porter and FFVF San Diego chapter President Adele Lancaster.