SOURCE: World Affairs Council of Orange County

World Affairs Council of Orange County

November 29, 2011 12:53 ET

A Salute to the U.S. Armed Forces at the World Affairs Council Holiday Gala Celebration With The Honorable Mark Kimmitt

Special Recognition to Tom Fuentes With the Golden Orange Award

ANAHEIM, CA--(Marketwire - Nov 29, 2011) - The World Affairs Council of Orange County will be hosting its Annual Holiday Gala Celebration on December 15, 2011 at the Disneyland Hotel in the Grand Ballroom where we will be honoring our U.S. Military. This year's theme is "A Salute to the U.S. Armed Forces" and a Marine color guard along with guests will be present. The audience will enjoy an informative speech from soldier/statesman The Honorable Mark Kimmitt, who will deliver the keynote address. The title is "The Role of the U.S. Military in achieving Peace in the Middle East." Brigadier General Mark Kimmitt was the Chief Military Spokesman for Coalition Forces in Iraq and former Assistant Secretary of State for Political - Military Affairs in the Middle East during the Bush Administration. He served as Deputy Secretary of Defense and is a graduate of both West Point and Harvard as well. He has served his country as a veteran of 4 wars.

World Affairs Council Chairman Serge Tomassian and the Gala Committee expect over 250 guests to attend. Special guests include the Orange County Congressional Delegation who will be giving an "update from Washington" presentation, with Sir Eldon Griffiths serving as moderator. Attendees will include many of OC's political, community and business leaders.

This year the Council is honored to specially recognize OC's Tom Fuentes, a long-time trustee and respected leader of the Council and an icon of the OC Community. He will be the recipient of the prestigious Golden Orange Award for his life long commitment to the Council, world affairs and making Orange County a truly Global Community.

Contact Information

  • Media Contact:
    Serge Tomassian
    Email Contact
    Tel: 949 955-2280

    Karen Levesque
    Executive Director
    Email Contact
    Tel: 949-253-5751