26th Annual JA Gala & Auction

Nearly 400 guests came out to celebrate Junior Achievement and EVERYDAY HEROES at the DoubleTree.  Through the generosity of guests and sponsors, JA raised over $120,000!

Special thanks to Presenting Sponsor GE Johnson! 

 

 

KEYNOTE SPEAKER
 
Clinton Romesha is a former U.S. Army Staff Sergeant noted for his heroic actions during the Battle of Kamdesh, a key moment during the War in Afghanistan. On October 3, 2009, Sergeant Romesha took quick and selfless action while under aggressive fire from the Taliban. Despite taking shrapnel wounds to his neck, shoulders, and arms, he carried out a counterattack that not only eliminated Taliban machine guns, but allowed for wounded soldiers to be taken to an aid station. Throughout the 12-hour battle, Romesha told himself he was merely doing what any solider would have done for his comrades; everyone else, however, saw him as a hero.
 
His 2016 memoir, Red Platoon: A True Story of American Valor, is not only admired for providing a clear-eyed account of one of the most crucial battles in recent military history, but also as a powerful account of how one person, committed to doing the right thing, can make a bigger difference than they ever imagined. Romesha revisited the story of the battle that made him a hero in the Netflix original series, Medal of Honor.
 
 
 
 

Contact Cheryl Potman at 636-2474 x 1102 or cheryl.potman@ja.org for more information