My name is Cathy Meskel. I hosted the Stars and Stripes Military Ball on Veterans Day. There are no words to say about this event except it was the proudest moment in my life. This couldn't have happened without the help of so many. First I would like to thank Barb and DJ who own the ballroom next to the Pondy. They went far and above than I ever could have imagined. Anything I needed I got. The bar staff wore adorable military outfits, took care of everyone and did an amazing job. Brenda from Mesa Rentals donated all of the pretty tablecloths, chair covers, chandeliers, everything I needed to make the venue look amazing, again all for free.
To the DJs Lance and Kellie Ertz of TLM Productions, everyone raved about you guys. Thank you. Ray and his staff from Annie's Pizzeria worked so hard and did a great job. To Big John's that donated the table and chairs, brought them to us and then took them back, thank you. To everyone who helped decorate, set tables, placed tables over and over, LOL thank you! To Keaton Sheppard who put the video together for me, thank you it was a tearjerker. There was not a dry eye in the place.
If I have forgotten anyone, I am sorry, I couldn't have done it without you all. Lastly to all my veterans, thank you for your service, welcome home and God bless America!