HOUSTON – June 5, 2018 – The Alsco Houston Center Street branch of Alsco Inc. donated $1,500 and participated in the seventh annual Kingwood Fallen Heroes Memorial Golf Tournament, which honors three local soldiers who were killed in combat—U.S. Marine Sgt. Brandon C. Bury, U.S. Army Sgt. Bill Meeuwsen, and U.S. Marine Lance Cpl. Luke C. Yepsen.
While the charity event honors these three soldiers, all proceeds go to the following 501(C)3 organizations that support our veterans in many ways: Blue Star Moms, CreatiVets, Hope for the Warriors, and Operation Military Embrace.
“We are honored for the opportunity to support our nation’s heroes—especially those who have paid the ultimate price with their lives. The Kingwood Fallen Heroes organization does so many wonderful things for our veterans—it is an honor to be associated with them,” stated Jeff Parent, Alsco Houston Center Street general manager. “We are also grateful for our business partnership with the Clubs of Kingwood and look forward to continuing for many years to come,” continued Parent.
In addition to the customary Pledge of Allegiance and the National Anthem sung by vocalist Lisa Worthen, the tournament included an Honor Guard from the Humble Independent School District JROTC; bugler Len Valka, performing TAPS; Jason Gunn, performing “Amazing Grace” on bagpipes; and a flyover in the missing man formation by Lone Star Freedom Flight from Conroe, Texas. The guest speaker for the golf tournament was Brigadier General Donald MacWillie, U.S. Army, Retired. Due to the devastation of Hurricane Harvey at the Clubs of Kingwood, event festivities were held in an air-conditioned tent on one of the country club’s tennis courts.
“Thank you for your generous sponsorship of this unforgettable event honoring our nation’s heroes. Not only will your contribution positively affect the lives of service members, their families, and the families of the fallen nationwide, but we are certain that the promotional opportunities offered will be beneficial and rewarding to your organization,” stated Scott Mitchell, chairman and founder, Kingwood Fallen Heroes Memorial Golf Tournament. “Our flag still waves because you never wavered.”
Along with contributions to military nonprofits, the Kingwood Fallen Heroes Memorial Golf Tournament also funds scholarships for Kingwood High School graduates in honor of the local heroes and alumni, who have lost their lives while serving in combat.
About Kingwood Fallen Heroes
Through the generosity of the community, participants, and sponsors, the Kingwood Fallen Heroes organization has been able to raise and donate over $450,000 in the first six annual events of the Kingwood Fallen Heroes Memorial Golf Tournament. Scott Mitchell founded the tournament in 2012 to honor three former Kingwood residents who died while serving their country in Middle Eastern combat zones. U.S. Army Sgt. Bill Meeuwsen died in Iraq in 2005; U.S Marine Lance Cpl. Luke Yepsen died in Iraq in 2006; and U.S Marine Sgt. Brandon Bury died in Afghanistan in 2010. For more information, visit http://www.kingwoodfallenheroes.com.