7th Annual Take Flight Awards Gala; A Tribute to Those Who Answer the Call of Service

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The marines of the Lima Company and thousands more who have given their lives for their country will be honored and at this year’s Take Flight Awards Black Tie Gala at Wycliffe Golf & Country Club. Presented by Faith*Hope*Love* Charity Inc., Saturday, November 2, 2013, Wycliffe Golf & Country Club in Wellington.

The Eyes of Freedom - Lima Company Memorial

Now traveling to tell their story, it is a reminder of not only their bravery and courage, but the price these great men and women have paid and are willing to pay for their country.

Every day, the United States loses a serviceman or woman, oftentimes with low to no media coverage. While many are focusing on our government's medical, intelligence, and financial issues; it is important that those who sacrifice daily are never forgotten or properly acknowledged.

With that in mind, this year’s Take Flight Awards will salute those who have assisted our veterans, active duty members, and their families through Stand Down House.

The black-tie dinner, dance and silent auction will provide attendees an opportunity to experience the traveling national memorial and get a sneak peak at a new community designed to support those who have served.

Before the benefit gala Saturday evening, in the morning at 11:00am, a 75+ motorcycle escort will lead the tractor/trailer carrying the Lima Company Memorial into the Wycliffe Clubhouse. It will be a sight to be seen.

The V.I.P. reception begins at 7:15pm EST and the award ceremony at 8pm with dinner and dancing.

Among the guests invited will be numerous U.S. and state politicos, including Congressman Hastings, Deutsch, Frankel, and Murphy. Governor Scott has also been invited to attend.

A retired Brigadier General, who was a leader of the 4th Armored Division of the Battle of the Bulge, will be honored with one of the awards in front of a guest list that also includes several other survivors of the Battle of the Bulge.

The installation featured is “The Eyes of Freedom” The Lima Company Memorial, created by artist Anita Miller, consisting of portraits of the 23 fallen Marines from Lima 3/25. The Lima Company outfit sustained more casualties than any other deployed military group.

This commemorative memorial is dedicated to telling the story of love and sacrifice of the men and women willing to pay for their country. Now traveling to tell their story, it is a reminder of not only their bravery and courage, but the price these great men and women have paid and are willing to pay for their country.

Wycliffe Charities support FHLC, Inc. and to date Wycliffe Golf & Country Club residents have donated over 2,000 pieces of “previously loved clothing” to the veterans and families involved with the Faith*Hope*Love*Charity organization.

Stand Down House and Wycliffe Golf & Country Club are inviting the media to attend the 11am event where a 75+ motorcycle escort will be bringing the Lima Company Memorial into the Clubhouse.

Ticket and table host purchases can be made through the Stand Down House website: http://www.standown.org/events.html#gala7.

To find out more information about becoming a noted sponsor for this annual fundraising event, please visit: http://www.standown.org/sponsor-package.pdf.

About Stand Down House:
Stand Down House, owned and operated by Faith*Hope*Love*Charity Inc. (FHLC, Inc.), assists homeless male veterans who are struggling, who have lost their homes and their ability to lead productive lives due to mental & physical illness, addictions, and/or other issues. The program helps them regain their independence and lives through transitional living, a multi-tiered program, and collaboration with government agencies, veteran service organizations, and the community.

About Wycliffe Golf & Country Club:
Wycliffe Golf & Country Club is a private residential golf community offering an active lifestyle in a beautiful resort style residential community to its members. Located in Wellington, Florida, the international center for equestrian sports; this gated community offers beautiful residences surrounded by lush landscaping and two 18-hole championship golf courses, 16 Har-Tru tennis courts, spa services, fitness center and an expansive clubhouse with two casual and fine dining venues. For more information, please visit http://www.wycliffecc.com.

Contact: Debbie Fenimore, Wycliffe Director of Marketing
e: d(dot)fenimore(at)wycliffecc(dot)com t: 561-964-9200 x. 177

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