‘Cocktails For Our Heroes’ To Benefit Deployed Military

Guests will have the opportunity to learn more about the important work of Forgotten Soldiers Outreach during the “Cocktails for Our Heroes” reception Thursday, Oct. 5 from 5:30 to 7:30 a.m. at the Paul Fisher Gallery (433 Flamingo Drive, West Palm Beach). Floridian Community Bank is underwriting the event.

Since 2003, the Lake Worth-based Forgotten Soldiers Outreach has sent more than 400,000 “We Care” packages to deployed members of the U.S. Armed Forces. Against the backdrop of the gallery’s contemporary art collection, guests also will have the chance to write notes of encouragement to military service members, and to underwrite items for their monthly packages.

The reception also will preview A Hero’s Toast, the third annual champagne brunch for Forgotten Soldiers Outreach, to be held Friday, Nov. 3 at the Colony Hotel in Palm Beach. This year’s keynote speaker is Col. Matthew Bogdanos, a Marine officer and author of Thieves of Baghdad: One Marine’s Passion to Recover the World’s Greatest Stolen Treasures. He is also a practicing assistant district attorney in New York.

For more information about FSO, or these events, call (561) 369-2933 or visit www.forgottensoldiers.org.

Since 2003, Forgotten Soldiers Outreach, a nonprofit organization, has provided care packages and letters of encouragement to deployed members of the U.S. Armed Forces. Its primary focus is to provide men and women who receive little or no support from the home front with monthly “We Care” packages.

Forgotten Soldiers Outreach is committed to serving these men and women for as long as they are deployed.