2016 Stars & Stripes
Film Festival Events
Stars & Stripes Luncheon Honorning United States Congressman Sam Johnson
We would like to invite you to support and be a special part of the third annual Stars & Stripes Luncheon Presented by Clay Cooley Auto Group and Film Festival presented by Stripe-A-Zone, benefitting Sons of the Flag and honoring our nation’s finest: our Military, Veterans and First-Responders.The Luncheon will take place on Veteran’s Day, Friday, November 11, 2016 at Dallas Country Club, and we are thrilled to announce that United States Congressman Sam Johnson will be our keynote speaker. Congressman Johnson is a decorated war hero and native Texan and ranks among the few Members of Congress to fight in combat.
During his 29-year career in the U.S. Air Force, Representative Johnson flew combat missions in both the Korean and Vietnam Wars. He endured nearly seven years as a Prisoner of War in Hanoi, including 42 months in solitary confinement. A decorated combat veteran and war hero, Sam was awarded two Silver Stars, two Legions of Merit, the Distinguished Flying Cross, one Bronze Star with Valor, two Purple Hearts, four Air Medals, and three Outstanding Unit Awards.
Additionally, Sons of the Flag will present the first Legacy Award to Dr. Stephen Burgher, a lead physician at the Baylor Scott & White Health Center, and a Marine Corps trauma team leader at a military medical unit in Afghanistan.
The Stars & Stripes Luncheon and Film Festival will benefit Sons of the Flag, a Dallas based non-profit founded by former Navy SEAL Ryan “Birdman” Parrott. Sons of the Flag is committed to supporting Military, First-Responder and Civilian Burn Survivors and their families.
The Luncheon Schedule will be as follows:
11:00 AM: VIP meet & greet reception
11:30 AM: Regular guest registration
12:00 PM: Luncheon begins
Around 1:30 PM: Luncheon event is over
United States Congressman Sam Johnson
Join Congressman Sam Johnson, a decorated war hero and distinguished statesman, as he defines true patriotism, shares stories from his 29-year Air Force career, and discusses the importance of maintaining a strong modern defense. During his career in the U.S. Air Force, Johnson served as the director of the Air Force Fighter Weapons School, flew combat missions in both the Korean and Vietnam Wars, and flew with the first supersonic air precision team, the USAF Thunderbirds. Johnson endured nearly seven years as a Prisoner of War in the infamous Hanoi Hilton, including 42 months in solitary confinement.