June 2 - Savannah Chamber honors local Military leaders at Appreciation Luncheon

Category: Chambers of Commerce

Savannah Business Journal Staff Report

June 2, 2016 - More than 330 guests attended the Savannah Area Chamber’s Military Appreciation Luncheon, held on Thurs. May 26 at the Westin Savannah Harbor Golf Resort & Spa.

The keynote address was given by Lieutenant General Mike Murray, Deputy Chief of Staff, G-8, U.S. Army, who focused on the significance and true meaning of Memorial Day. Stories were shared of service members throughout the nation’s history who gave their lives for freedom, up to present day.

Six awards were given at the event by the Chamber to top service members in the Savannah area in each branch of the military. The award recipients were:

“Outstanding Army Soldier of the Year”

“Outstanding Marine of the Year”

“Outstanding Coast Guard Person of the Year”

“Outstanding Naval ROTC Student of the Year”

“Outstanding Airman of the Year”

“Outstanding Civilian of the Year”

Luncheon sponsors included Gulfstream, Nine Line Apparel, Savannah/Hilton Head International Airport, Georgia Power, Savannah Technical College, Coca-Cola Bottling Company and iHeartMedia Savannah-Hilton Head.

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