Friday, October 12th, marked a very special day in Cendera history as we kicked off The Tribute to Valor weekend at our very own Cendera Center. Over 500 people joined 17 Medal of Honor Recipients to offer our thanks to those who have paid the ultimate sacrifice since 9/11.

If you missed the event on Friday night here are some of the highlights.

Cendera CEO Brian Collins shaking hands with Medal of Honor Recipient Leroy Petry as he arrives at the Cendera Center.

Medal of Honor Recipient Gary Littrell greets Tribute to Valor attendees in the Cendera Center lobby.

Medal of Honor Recipient Melvin Morris mingles with guests before the start of the program.

Pop culture, entertainment, and sports memorabilia up for auction, with proceeds benefiting the families of servicemembers who have paid the ultimate price since 9/11.

Michael Hix warms the crowd up with an electrifying performance.

Cendera Founder and CEO Brian Collins opens the program with a speech dedicated to our veterans and future leaders in the Boy Scouts of America.

Tribute to Valor Attendees raise their glasses as Brian Collins leads a toast to the sacrifices of our men and women in uniform.

America’s Tenor Steve Amerson invigorates the Tribute to Valor attendees with his dynamic vocal range.

Navy poolees are sworn in by Medal of Honor Recipient Robert Modrzejewski.

Musical icon Lee Greenwood closes the night with songs inspired by the Patriots who keep our country safe.