Patriot Day

Memorial Breakfast Event

september 11, 2012

The Historical Coliseum, 535 Fourth Avenue North, St. Petersburg, FL

The inaugural RHS event was held at the Vinoy Renaissance Hotel and raised $70,000 for our then two beneficiaries: Paws for Patriots, Special Operation Warrior Foundation.

5 Star (Chief): Bill Edwards

Please view the 2012 program guide to read letters from community leaders and military members, and to view all the generous companies and individuals whose support made the event and crucial work of our beneficiaries possible.

About our speaker:
Keni Thomas is an American country music singer and former United States Army Ranger. Thomas was a member of Task Force Ranger as a part of Operation Restore Hope in Somalia, and served in the Battle of Mogadishu. Thomas works as a motivational speaker drawing from this experience as a US Ranger.

As a country singer, Thomas has recorded several independently released albums. Two singles, from the album Flags of Our Fathers: A Soldier's Story charted on the Billboard country music charts.

Thomas appeared in a pair of 2011 episodes of FX television show Louie, portraying himself in a fictionalized version of a real U.S.O. visit to Afghanistan (season 2 episodes 11 and 12).

Event speakers

  • Keni Thomas

    Keni Thomas

    “Train as You Fight. Fight as You Train. Lead by Example.”

Event files

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Guide Book
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