The North Channel Chamber held their annual Salute to First Responders and Veterans last Thursday, Nov. 7 at Armentia’s in Channelview. Several hundred attended the luncheon and ceremony honoring their service.
Also participating were the local service clubs, North Shore Rotary, Galena Park/ Jacinto City Rotary, and the San Jacinto Pilot Club. Major underwriters for the event were the Channelview ISD Education Foundation, and MedExpress Urgent Care.
Emcee for the luncheon and ceremonies was Bill Palko, a veteran, past president of the North Shore Rotary, and namesake for the Chamber’s Education Foundation Scholarship funded by the luncheon.
Also participating were over 40 community organizations and businesses that had information tables around the room.
Presentation of the Service Flags, seen above, was by the Channelview HS JROTC organization.