Defense Affairs Committee Memorial Day Commemoration
At this month's meeting, in recognition of Memorial Day, we honor the men and women who have died serving in the U.S. military. We are honored to welcome a panel of Gold Star family members as our guest speakers. COL (Ret) Bob Hess and Khizr and Ghazala Khan will speak about commemorating the memory of their sons and the importance of honoring those that serve.
Retired Army Aviation officer Bob Hess and his wife, Laura, are the parents of United States Army First Lieutenant Robert "RJ" Hess, who was killed in action in Afghanistan in 2013.
Charlottesville residents Khizr and Ghazala Khan are the parents of United States Army Captain Humayun Khan, who was killed in 2004 during the Iraq War.
The mission of the Chamber Defense Affairs Committee (DAC) is to foster economic vitality by further strengthening the alliance of relationships among the Chamber, the Chamber network, the Central Virginia community, the regional defense & intelligence community, and our veterans.