November 27, 2017
Fredericksburg, T.X. – November 27, 2017 – Over 500 veterans, first responders and guests joined State Representative Biedermann last weekend at his Second Annual Thanksgiving Dinner at St. Mary’s Holy Family Center in Fredericksburg, TX.
The tradition began last year to honor our veterans and first responders, and many in the community came together to celebrate the sacrifices our local veterans and first responders have made for us.
“The 2nd Annual Veterans and First Responders Thanksgiving Dinner was a huge success. I am so grateful for all the volunteers and local businesses that stepped up to make this event possible,” said Representative Kyle Biedermann. “During these times it is especially important for us to thank those that have given so much for us. As the son of a Retired Army Colonel and the father of two Navy Active Duty Sailors, I know the sacrifice that these men and women make every day for us. I am proud to host this yearly dinner as a small token of our appreciation for these heroes.”
The event was completely free of charge and orchestrated by volunteers. The Boerne JROTC cadets served as Color Guard, the Smithson Valley JROTC led the Pledge of Allegiance and gave Thank You cards to all Veterans and First Responders written by local school children and students from the Fredericksburg Voice Studio sang patriotic songs to honor the veterans and first responders in attendance. Steve Sommers, chef at Hilmy Cellars in Fredericksburg, also donated his time and talent to cook for everyone in attendance.
Veterans and first responders from Comal, Gillespie and Kendall Counties attended, including several WWII veterans. Volunteers also delivered over 20 meals to the Fredericksburg police department.
In addition to all the volunteers and local business owners that helped, Representative Biedermann also worked with the Wounded Warriors at Nebo, the Gillespie County Veterans Service Office, Honor Veterans Now and Headwaters for Heroes to make the Thanksgiving Dinner possible. Direct donations for the Wounded Warriors at Nebo are still being accepted. Checks should be made payable to “Wounded Warriors at Nebo,”
earmarked for “The Thanksgiving Dinner” and mailed to: Biedermann’s Ace Hardware 1102 East Main Street, Fredericksburg, TX 78624.