Saturday, September 29, 2007

Parade of Heroes

Matt and his family enjoyed being in the Parade of Hereos. Matt was honored as the Grand Marshal. Thank you to Pat Sedlock, the Village West Rotary Club, the Shawnee Rotary Club and all of the people who made this possible. We do not know who all of you are but Matt and his family want to thank you, not only for the honor but for the opportunity to visit his home town for the first time since his injuries. Thank you, Kurt Mayo of Hilton Garden Inn for providing the lodging for Matt and his family. And, thank you, Dave Huston, for providing the airline tickets. Your generosity amazes us!

Thanks, Matt and Tessa, for all the work you did to get here!
Matt is preparing to enter the Classic Car in which he and his family road. Helping with these last minute preparations was Pat Sedlock, parade chairwoman, who helped every step of the way. Thank you to Wendell Maddox of United Way for the vehicle they provided Matt and his family while they were visiting Kansas City.

Following the parade a reception was held at Cheeseburger in Paradise. Thank you so much to Mac Taylor, who made this possible and donated the fun and food!

Here is a link to the story in the Kansas City Star.


Ann L. said...

What a fun day it was. We were so glad to be able to join in all of the festivities. Matt and Tessa, it was so good to see you, and how well you are doing. We love you! Thanks for letting us be a part of your homecoming.

Love, Annie:) and Greg

Michael and Becky Pate said...

Well done Matt!

What a great honor to honor a great hero!

You and your family are always close in our hearts and prayers.

Michael and Becky Pate