CBS Veterans Network supported and attended Variety’s Annual Salute to Service Luncheon which honors military veterans as well as those in the entertainment industry who use their platforms to support servicemen and women. The event was created by Gerry Byrne, Penske Media Corporation Vice Chairman and a U.S. Marine Corps veteran.
The third annual event was emceed by Jim Axelrod, CBS News’ Chief Investigative and Senior National Correspondent.
Among the honorees were the cast of SEAL Team, award accepted by Actor and Producer, David Boreanaz, Blue Blood’s Donnie Wahlberg and CBS Evening News’ Norah O'Donnell.
Other Honorees included Actor Lou Diamond Phillips, U.S. Representative and Democratic Presidential Candidate, and Army National Guard Major Tulsi Gabbard, Chairman and CEO of Altice USA Dexter Goei, Daughter of 2008 Presidential Candidate and U.S. Senator John McCain and The View’s Co-Host Meghan McCain. And, The United Service Organizations (USO) presented Olympic Snowboarder Shaun White with an award.
“CBS Veterans Network was delighted to participate in this exciting event where military veterans and people in the entertainment industry are honored for their services to our men and women in uniform, who sacrifice their freedom to protect the 99%”, says Betty Diaz, East Coast Director, CBS Veterans Network