2015 Hidden Heroes Coalition Summit: Progress and Promise

In May the Elizabeth Dole Foundation hosted the 2015 Hidden Heroes Coalition Summit: Progress and Promise in Washington, D.C. Here are a few of the highlights.

Donald Trump attended a private session with the Fellows to learn about our experiences and concerns.

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Donald Trump with Melissa, Allyson, and Jennifer

2015 Hidden Heroes Coalition Summit: Progress and Promise

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Hidden Heroes Summit Melissa Johnson, SD Fellow, Heather Pritchard, Home Depot Foundation, Tim Fallon, Operation Homefront, Jessica Allen, TN Fellow Photo courtesy of Lynn Dykstra, Focused Images

As part of a panel of caregivers, I shared difficulties we have encountered as a Reserve Component family living in a rural  community.

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Michelle Obama speaks at the Hidden Heroes Summit Photo courtesy of Lynn Dykstra, Focused Images

Senator Elizabeth Dole, VA Secretary Robert Mcdonald, First Lady Michelle Obama, and Tom Hanks addressed the audience.

The 2015 Hidden Heroes Coalition Summit: Progress and Promise Produced Focused Initiatives and Overwhelming Support for Military and Veteran Caregivers

http://www.elizabethdolefoundation.org/2015-hidden-heroes-coalition-summit-progress-promise-produced-focused-initiatives-overwhelming-support-military-veteran-caregivers/

Pastor Joel Osteen joined us for the Focus on Faith Reception.

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Patty, Melissa, Pastor Joel Osteen, Melissa, and Liz

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Meeting Senator John McCain

Pastor Joel Osteen Joins Senator Elizabeth Dole at Hidden Heroes: Focus on Faith Reception to Inspire Bipartisan, Interfaith Cooperation

http://www.elizabethdolefoundation.org/pastor-joel-osteen-joins-senator-elizabeth-dole-hidden-heroes-focus-faith-reception-inspire-bipartisan-interfaith-cooperation/

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Senator Bob Dole Photo courtesy of Lynn Dykstra, Focused Images

Visit the links below for additional information.

Wounded Warrior Caregiving Hero:  Meet Melissa Johnson

http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2015/jun/8/wounded-warrior-caregiving-hero-meet-melissa-johns/

Washington Times Series A Month Long Salute to Wounded Warrior Caregivers

http://www.washingtontimes.com/specials/month-long-salute-wounded-warrior-caregivers/


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