For members of military, a day in their honor

For members of military, a day in their honor

WAS Tuesday, Jan. 28, was set aside as Honor the Military Day at The Washington Auto Show, such that all active duty military and card carrying veterans received free admission, a special offer that many took advantage of, and WANADA, as show producer, was proud to extend. Correspondingly, the Washington Area Toyota Dealers again sponsored the Wounded Warriors dinner for those injured in the service of their country and their families, which took place on the second WAS Friday, Jan 31.

Of the Wounded Warriors dinner, WAS communications director Barbara Pomerance had this to say: It was a special occasion for veterans to get out with their families to enjoy the Auto Show, for which the Toyota dealers are to be commended. The vets were served dinner, and there were drawings for gifts – sports jerseys, balls, plaques and other sports memorabilia – throughout the evening. Rex the Dinosaur was on hand for the kids.

First responders were recognized by the WAS as well, such that area police, firefighters and emergency medical services personnel received an admission ticket discount on the second WAS Thurs., Jan. 30. WAS organizers were so pleased with the attendee response this engendered that it will be evaluated for expansion as a show promotion next year.

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