Guests Of Honor

Honoring Those Who Have Served our Veterans

governor ron desantis, Lcdr



A native Floridian with blue-collar roots, Ron worked his way through Yale University, where he graduated with honors. Ron was deployed to Iraq as an adviser to a U.S. Navy SEAL commander in support of the SEAL mission in Fallujah, Ramadi and the rest of Al Anbar province. His military decorations include the Bronze Star Medal for Meritorious Service and the Iraq Campaign Medal. 

Ann-Margret



Heroes Honor Festival Ann Margaret Actor and Singer

Ann-Margret’s support of American troops is as well-known as her storied career. She toured three times with the USO, twice traveling with the organization to Southeast Asia to perform for American service members.

Chris Noel



Heroes Honor Festival Chris Noel AFRTS

Chris Noel is a retired American actress and entertainer who worked at Armed Forces Radio And Television Service (AFRTS) as the "Voice of Vietnam” from late 1960’s to early 1970’s.

MAJ. General Patrick Brady



Heroes Honor Festival Major General Patrick Brady

After attending U.S. Army helicopter school, Patrick Brady earned his wings in 1963. Soon after, he was assigned to the 57th Medical Detachment in Vietnam who became specialists in combat pickups at night, in weather, and under fire, using techniques never before used in combat. In his two tours in Vietnam, Brady flew over 2,000 combat missions and rescued over 5,000 injured soldiers.

Lt. General Jerry boykin



Heroes Honor Festival General William Boykin

Lt. Gen. William G. (Jerry) Boykin was one of the original members of the U.S. Army's Delta Force, serving in numerous leadership positions in the 101st Airborne Division from operations officer to Unit Commander from July 1992 to July 1994. 

Lt. colonel oliver north



Heroes Honor Festival Lt. Col. Oliver North, NRA News

Oliver North is a combat decorated U.S. Marine, #1 best-selling author, founder of two successful small businesses & holder of three U.S. patents. For 17 years he was a syndicated columnist and host of “War Stories” on FOX News Channel. In May 2018, he retired from FOX News and now serves as CEO of Fidelis Publishing, a faith-focused publisher.

Gov. Ron Desantis



Ron DeSantis is the 46th Governor of Florida and former JAG officer. During his active-duty service, Ron deployed to Iraq as an adviser to a U.S. Navy SEAL commander in support of the SEAL mission in Fallujah, Ramadi and the rest of Al Anbar province. His military decorations include the Bronze Star Medal for Meritorious Service and the Iraq Campaign Medal. He was honorably discharged in 2010 with the rank of Lieutenant Commander.

Mark "Oz" Geist



Mark “Oz” Geist is a member of the Annex Security Team that fought the Battle of Benghazi, Libya, from September 11 to September 12, 2012. A Colorado native, Mr. Geist joined the United States Marine Corps in 1984. During his time in the service, he served in Barracks Duty in the Philippines, then with the 2nd Battalion 9th Marines Golf Company, as well as the Surveillance and Target Acquisition Platoon...

Savannah maddison



Savannah Maddison is an 21 year old CAA country-pop Artist, Published Author, Award Winning Philanthropist, and Social Media Influencer taking the world by storm. Her passion for music and writing brought her to Nashville, Tennessee where she was signed with CAA in 2018. 

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