The Most Patriotic Day in the State of Texas is Back!
Coming April 19 2018
Boot’n & Salute’n Benefit Dinner: April 18, 2018
(more information to come)
Get Involved: Click Here New: Boot’n & Salute’n Benefit Dinner Ticket or Invitation Required!
Remembering Boot’n & Shoot’n 2017
Each shooting team is paired with a military veteran, who is an honored guest throughout the event.
90 Shooting Teams
Take aim at sporting clays, and compete with fellow marksmen on our beautiful wooded course.
(Sign up now, these sell out fast!)
Great FoodBring your appetite! Babe’s Chicken Dinner House is serving lunch, and yes, that includes dessert!
Stoney LaRue Music
Stoney LaRue will be performing live at the Boot’n & Salute’n Dinner(requires Ticket or Invitation). Stoney LaRue plays music that combines the root emotionally honest sound of country, with the beer-drinking swagger of heartland rock, and a dash of the moody undercurrents of the blues. LaRue was born in Taft, TX into a musical family – his father played bass in a number of local bands – and he grew up listening to the country and Southern rock that would inform his later work. Independently charged, LaRue has sold over one million records over his career and plays 200-plus shows a year. His songs have seen the top of the charts, most recently his hit “Golden Shackles” from his eOne Music debut, Aviator, in 2014.
Visit Stoney LaRue’s website: www.stoneylarue.com
Lt. Col. Allen West – Keynote Speaker
Allen West, the third of four generations of military servicemen in his family, was born and raised in Atlanta in the same neighborhood where Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. once preached.
During 22 years in the US Army, Lieutenant Colonel West served in Operation Desert Storm, in Operation Iraqi Freedom, as a Battalion Commander in the Army’s 4th Infantry Division, and later in Afghanistan. He received many honors: a Bronze Star, three Meritorious Service Medals, three Army Commendation Medals and a Valorous Unit Award. In 1993 he was named the US Army ROTC Instructor of the Year.
After his retirement from the Army in 2004, Allen taught high school for a year before returning to Afghanistan as a civilian military adviser to the Afghan army, an assignment he finished in November 2007.
In November of 2010, Allen was elected to the United States Congress, representing Florida’s 22nd District. As a member of the 112th Congress, he sat on the Small Business and Armed Services Committees and was instrumental in passage of the 2012 National Defense Authorization Act.
Allen is the Executive Director and Chairman of the Board for National Center for Policy Analysis, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit, nonpartisan public policy research organization, established in 1983. Its goal is to develop and promote private, free-market alternatives to government regulation and control, solving problems by relying on the strength of the competitive, entrepreneurial private sector.
He is also a Fox News Contributor, a Senior Fellow at the London Center for Policy Research, and regularly writes for numerous media outlets.
Visit Allen B. West’s website: www.allenbwest.com
Honoring Special Warfare Operator Second Class (SEAL)
Petty Officer Second Class (SEAL) Michael A. Monsoor: For actions on Sept. 29, 2006
Petty Officer Michael A. Monsoor, United States Navy, distinguished himself through conspicuous gallantry and intrepidity at the risk of his life above and beyond the call of duty as a Combat Advisor and Automatic Weapons Gunner for Naval Special Warfare Task Group Arabian Peninsula in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom on 29 September 2006. He displayed great personal courage and exceptional bravery while conducting operations in enemy held territory at Ar Ramadi Iraq.
During Operation Kentucky Jumper, a combined Coalition battalion clearance and isolation operation in southern Ar Ramadi, he served as automatic weapons gunner in a combined SEAL and Iraqi Army (IA) sniper overwatch element positioned on a residential rooftop in a violent sector and historical stronghold for insurgents. In the morning, his team observed four enemy fighters armed with AK-47s reconnoitering from roads in the sector to conduct follow-on attacks. SEAL snipers from his roof engaged two of them which resulted in one enemy wounded in action and one enemy killed in action. A mutually supporting SEAL/IA position also killed an enemy fighter during the morning hours. After the engagements, the local populace blocked off the roads in the area with rocks to keep civilians away and to warn insurgents of the presence of his Coalition sniper element. Additionally, a nearby mosque called insurgents to arms to fight Coalition Forces.
In the early afternoon, enemy fighters attacked his position with automatic weapons fire from a moving vehicle. The SEALs fired back and stood their ground. Shortly thereafter, an enemy fighter shot a rocket-propelled grenade at his building. Though well-acquainted with enemy tactics in Ar Ramadi, and keenly aware that the enemy would continue to attack, the SEALs remained on the battlefield in order to carry out the mission of guarding the western flank of the main effort.
Due to expected enemy action, the officer in charge repositioned him with his automatic heavy machine gun in the direction of the enemy’s most likely avenue of approach. He placed him in a small, confined sniper hide-sight between two SEAL snipers on an outcropping of the roof, which allowed the three SEALs maximum coverage of the area. He was located closest to the egress route out of the sniper hide-sight watching for enemy activity through a tactical periscope over the parapet wall. While vigilantly watching for enemy activity, an enemy fighter hurled a hand grenade onto the roof from an unseen location. The grenade hit him in the chest and bounced onto the deck. He immediately leapt to his feet and yelled “grenade” to alert his teammates of impending danger, but they could not evacuate the sniper hide-sight in time to escape harm. Without hesitation and showing no regard for his own life, he threw himself onto the grenade, smothering it to protect his teammates who were lying in close proximity. The grenade detonated as he came down on top of it, mortally wounding him.
Petty Officer Monsoor’s actions could not have been more selfless or clearly intentional. Of the three SEALs on that rooftop corner, he had the only avenue of escape away from the blast, and if he had so chosen, he could have easily escaped. Instead, Monsoor chose to protect his comrades by the sacrifice of his own life. By his courageous and selfless actions, he saved the lives of his two fellow SEALs and he is the most deserving of the special recognition afforded by awarding the Medal of Honor.
Brain Treatment Foundation is a 501(C)(3) nonprofit organization dedicated to providing support for brain health initiatives relating to treatment, rehabilitation, research and public education.
Brain Treatment Foundation is proud to support both past and present members of America’s Armed Forces. There is a significant need for safe and effective treatment of Traumatic Brain Injury and Post-Traumatic Stress where poly-pharmacy and neglect have no place.
The goal of Brain Treatment Foundation is to partner with treatment providers and other organizations to restore hope and provide support for service members suffering from combat incurred Traumatic Brain Injury and/or Post-Traumatic Stress and their families. The founders firmly believe in collaboration, sharing data and uniting for a purpose larger than those served by each individual organization. Through treatment, rehabilitation, research and public education, Brain Treatment Foundation seeks to become an active agent of change in the world of brain health.
We are honored to work with the military members of this nation and will constantly strive to maintain that privilege through ethical and honest practices, while keeping the best interest of those we serve as our compass.
The Third Option Foundation seeks to provide immediate post-casualty care and resiliency support to members of the CIA’s Directorate of Operations special operations community, and their families.
Due to the sensitivity of the operations that members of the community carry out, their families are not eligible to seek out support from the multitude of existing charities, relief organizations, and government programs that help families of the fallen and the wounded warriors from this special community.
The Third Option Foundation fills this gap.
Dallas Fort Worth Fallen Officer Foundation
The Dallas Fort Worth Fallen Officer Foundation(DFWFOF) is a 501 (c)3 police support organization, designed to assist the families of police officers killed or seriously injured in the line-of-duty. The DFWFOF is a supporter of the Dallas Police Department and other local police agencies in the Dallas-Fort Worth region (Dallas, Collin, Denton, Rockwall, Ellis, and Tarrant County). Since its inception in 2009, the organization has maintained its strategic goal of lessening the financial and emotional burden placed on officers and their families following catastrophic incidents that result in an officer’s death or inability to work. Due to the wide-range of resources that officers and their families need during their times of crisis, the foundation has organized for the sole purpose of supporting those families by providing financial assistance, and other supportive services centered on helping the officers’ families cope with the loss. Although, the foundation’s primary goal is to assist the families of “fallen officers” injured or killed in the line-of-duty, DFWFOF values philanthropy and community engagement.
- Provide monetary assistance for families of “fallen officers” in the Dallas-Fort Worth region
- Assist officers and families with accessing resources
- Assist families with funeral planning and act as a liaison on behalf of family to help acquire available benefits
- Provide gift baskets, flowers and sympathy cards
- Assist with family needs like grocery shopping and transporting the kids to and from school and/or events following a tragedy
- Assist with making hotel accommodations for fallen officers’ out-of-state family members
- Participate in community engagement and support
- To establish a cooperative network of support among the law enforcement community in the Dallas-Fort Worth region
- To develop avenues for support across various sectors of society including the political and business community
- To allow police officers to be directly involved in providing support for themselves and fellow officers
- To work in cooperation with the parents, widows and family members of the fallen officers to honor the sacrifices of their love ones
- To act as stewards of goodwill on behalf of the families to advocate for support
Ret. Sgt Joey Jones Honored by Operation Home Giveaway in 2013
Sammy Kershaw, SEAL Team 3, and a ton of great friends joined Boot’n & Shoot’n 2013 where we honored Joey Jones as the 1st recipient for Operation Home Giveaway.
This year we will keep a similar format as we honor a help turn another HERO INTO A HOMEOWNER and bring even more fun and excitement to raise the most money possible.
Join Us in Honoring our Military Heroes
Register your team. Buy raffle tickets. Bid on auction items. Give back to those who protect your freedoms.
Please join and fight with us.