Building For Americas Bravest(BFAB) Program To Present Temecula the Community Patriotism Award For Wounded Veterans Support
TEMECULA, CA (October 4, 2013) The Building For Americas Bravest Program, a joint project established in 2011 by the Stephen Siller Tunnel to Towers and the Gary Sinise Foundations to assist Americas most seriously wounded veterans, has awarded Temecula the Community Patriotism Award for its outstanding support for veterans and their families.
The City of Temecula will be honored for their broad commitment to and involvement with wounded veterans during a presentation to Mayor Michael S. Naggar at the Gary Sinise and The Lt. Dan Band benefit concert at 7:00 p.m. on Nov. 2nd at Town Square Park. Proceeds will go to building additional Smart Homes for severely wounded veterans similar to the one for USMC Corporal Juan Dominguez and his family that was completed here last year. Juan is a triple amputee from wounds suffered in Afghanistan. The concert was originally planned to benefit the construction of a “smart home” for Army Staff Sergeant Matt Lammers but his circumstances have changed and that project has been put on hold pending a decision on location of his new home.
The support that Juan and his family have received from this community is the model of what the Building for Americas Bravest Program has set out to do, said Gary Sinise. Its so much more than coming in, building the home, and leaving. Community support and acceptance of these brave heroes is vital to their reclaiming their lives after serious and debilitating injuries. Temecula has done that for Juan and America and our Foundations are grateful.”
Chairman Frank Siller of the Stephen Siller Tunnel to Towers Foundation added, When Garys foundation and ours partnered on our Building for Americas Bravest Program two years ago, we knew we would meet wonderful people who could support members of our military who have sacrificed so much for us. The people of Temecula have set the standard for how communities across America can embrace and connect to our most seriously wounded military heroes.
Tickets for the “Building For America’s Bravest” Gary Sinise & the Lt. Dan Band benefit concert on Nov. 2nd at 7 p.m. at Town Square Park at the Civic Center in Old Town Temecula are available now at www.LtDanBandTickets.com.