WASHINGTON - FOX 5 thanks veterans for serving our country in the stations third annual thanksgiving day feast.
It's safe to say 2016 has been a difficult year for many. Which is why thanksgiving is the perfect day for all of us to break bread and celebrate what we are thankful for.
In the station's third annual thanksgiving day feast we wanted to thank all the brave men and women who have served our country. Sadly, our studio can't fit everyone. So we invited four special guests to feast with the FOX 5 DC family in studio.
Here's a little bit about them:
Master Chief Rhonda Killmon, is veteran and USO-Metro volunteer. She served in the U.S. Coast Guard for 30 years and has been a USO-Metro volunteer for almost 4 years.
COL. Arnold Daxe, JR (aka Arnie), served 29 years in the U.S. Army after graduating from ROTC at Boston University in the 60's. In his first overseas posting he had the honor of meeting Bob Hope. He volunteers for the Chicago Honor Flight organization that brings WW II and Korean War veterans into Dulles seven times a year. As of this year, he has over 1,000 hours of volunteering and wishes to continue as long as his health and spouse allow me to.
Naveed Shah, who is a huge FOX 5 fan, was on active duty in the U.S. Army from 2006 - 2010. He told FOX 5's Holly Morris he remembers spending Thanksgiving in Iraq in 2009. He's been in the reserves since March 2015 and is now volunteering with IAVA (Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans of America).
Gail Schnell, also a volunteer at IAVA, served in the US Army for 10 years. She was deployed to Afghanistan from 2009 - 2010 and got out of the military in 2011. She is the President and CEO of Schnell-Tech Solutions and was recently named the Technology Heroine Award 2016 Heroines of Washington Winner by the March of Dimes.
We asked many of you, what are you thankful for? Here's what some had to say:
Another amazing Thanksgiving feast w/my @fox5dc family! We have so much to be thankful for..but want to say a BIG thank U to our viewers !!! pic.twitter.com/cPep8fu42a