FREE Weddings for 15 military couples returning from Iraq and Afghanistan
Community Cupid is a local non-profit project created by Inland Empire Business Journal Publisher Bill Anthony and Ryan Orr Founder of Operation Community Cares, Inc., which includes volunteer corporate, business and community leaders from Riverside and San Bernardino Counties in California.
Community Cupid will provide free Weddings for 15 military couples returning from Iraq or Afghanistan. Each of the five branches of the military: Air Force, Army, Navy, Marines and Coast Guard will refer three couples to the project. The event will be video recorded and a free template created for sharing with other groups in the country so that they can also honor their returning military in a similar manner.
Project Cupid will provide a free all expense paid wedding, which will include:
- Events begin with a one-mile parade with veteran’s organizations, military marching bands, Patriot Guard Riders motorcycle honor guard, wedding parties in limousines, hundreds of spectators, surprise celebrities and community leaders and more.
- Wedding gowns, tuxedoes, limousines, flowers, wedding cakes, champagne, gourmet wines, hair, makeup, haircuts, pre-event music provided by string quartets and decorations at Hilton Ontario Airport Hotel.
Wedding and Reception – Hilton Ontario Airport Hotel hosting wedding party (with seating for 600) and guests with reception which includes hors d’oeuvresand sit-down gourmet dinner for 500. Dance music provided by vocal selections from legendary musicians. (Sorry we cannot name them at present. Think legends.)
WHERE: Hilton Ontario Airport Hotel, 700 North Haven Avenue, Ontario, CA 91764-4902, Tel: 1-909-980-0400 Fax: 1-909-948-9309
WHEN: Saturday, October 29, 2011 at 11:00 a.m.
WHY: To honor the military service of those who have given so much and have so little.
MEDIA CONTACT: Please call or email to confirm your attendance to Carl Dameron, Dameron Communications (909) 888-0017, CarlD@DameronCommunications.com.
EVENT CONTACT: William Anthony, Inland Empire Business Journal (909) 605-8800.