wounded heroes vets annual thanksgiving dinner

Our Annual Thanksgiving Dinner

Omari Valentine News

Our Annual Thanksgiving Dinner –

El Cholo Restaurant supporting our veterans –

On Thursday, Nov 16, 2023, just thirteen days shy of WHOA’s 22nd anniversary, we were hosted for dinner at El Cholo Restaurant in La Habra. In addition to the food provided by El Cholo, WHOA distributed a full turkey dinner to 20 veteran families to take home and enjoy for the holiday.

Each year the WHOA family meets the week before Thanksgiving to celebrate fellowship and renew friendships between veterans and their families. The conversation always starts the same way – “It took me an hour and a half to get here.” Veterans from the South Bay to Temecula, from Long Beach to Orange County, and throughout Southern California, come to break bread, stay connected, and share what is happening in their lives. Regardless of the distance, our families are happy to attend.

This year the room was packed with family members young and old–veterans, their children, and grandchildren. They were all guests of Ron Salisbury, owner of the El Cholo chain of restaurants. Ron and his staff have hosted Wounded Heroes of America for many years now. They have played a large part in creating the fellowship we so often talk about. Our dinners at El Cholo have helped more vets in WHOA than any other program we have.

Bringing families together on a regular basis creates the fellowship that we believe is so important to our veterans. It is where we share information about how to get mortgage-free homes, where to get furniture, cars, along with other resources and benefits. It’s where one veteran can share with one or more veterans. Coming together as one WHOA family is where all of this can happen, especially at a dinner celebrating a family holiday.

We are grateful to Ron Salisbury and the staff, at El Cholo Restaurant, for allowing this important tradition to continue. WHOA thanks you for your continued support and wishes you all a blessed Thanksgiving!

Help us continue this much-needed work Join our $10.00 a month club. https://woundedheroesofamerica.org/donate