Lawmakers, C-list celebrities and military personnel are coming together next week at the Seventh Annual Armed Forces Foundation Congressional Gala.
Scheduled for Wednesday at the Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Center, the awards honor “the commitment and sacrifice of our nation’s military while recognizing the contributions and commitment of their civilian supporters.”
“We’ve had a tremendous amount of support on the Hill for years now,” says Patricia Driscoll, president and executive director of the Armed Forces Foundation. “When it comes to supporting our military, it’s not a party issue. It’s a matter of doing the right thing.”
Adam Richman of the Travel Channel’s “Man v. Food” will also be in attendance, as will NASCAR President Mike Helton and several NASCAR Spirit Cup drivers.
David Hill, CEO of Fox Sports, and NASCAR team owner Richard Childress will receive awards, and the event will be emceed by Fox News host Brian Kilmeade.
Vice President Joe Biden waits to conduct a mock swearing-in ceremony with Sen. Brian Schatz, D-Hawaii, in the Capitol's Old Senate Chamber, December 2, 2014. Schatz was sworn in to serve the remainder of his term since he was appointed to the seat after Sen. Daniel Inouye, D-Hawaii, passed away.