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2017 Wreaths Across America Gala

Join Us:

Wednesday, October 11, 2017
5:30 - 7 p.m. EDT Reception
7 - 9:30 p.m. EDT Dinner and Speakers
Gaylord National Harbor Resort & Convention Center
201 Waterfront Street, National Harbor, MD 20745

Make plans to join TCA for its Fifth Annual Gala in support of Wreaths Across America. The event will be held in conjunction with TCA's Call on Washington, Policy Committee and Board of Directors meetings. Make plans to join us for the events.

The Gala will raise awareness and funds for fresh remembrance wreaths which will be placed on veterans' gravestones at Arlington National Cemetery and at more than 1,400 veterans' cemeteries across the United States in December.

Reserve Seats, Tables

Guests may choose from the following:
Individual seat: $275 // TCA Non-member: $325
Standard table (seats 10): $2,500 // TCA Non-member: $3,000
Premium table (seats 10 with upgraded lines, closer proximity to stage, champagne toast): $3,500 // TCA Non-member: $4,000


Keynote Speaker

The 2017 keynote speaker will be Col. Mark Tillman, who served as pilot and commander of Air Force One from 2001-2009. Col. Tillman protected the President on September 11, 2001. He is also the first pilot to fly the Commander-in-Chief into a war zone.

The 2016 keynote speaker was Taya Kyle, wife of "American Sniper," the late Chris Kyle, Navy SEAL and New York Times bestselling author. View photos from the event.

Dog Tag Fundraiser

Participate in a living tribute to a fallen soldier. With a $250 donation, attendees on-site will receive a commemorative dog tag as well as one printed in memory of a fallen loved one who has served. The loved ones name will be read aloud at the Gala.

Can't attend the event? You can still participate in the fundraiser.

To honor a hero, contact TCA.

Donate Items

Want to have a greater presence at the event? Donate a silent auction item! Popular items include vacation packages, electronics, sporting events, celebrity-autographed memorabilia, and VIP experiences. Your company name and item will showcased throughout the evening on our silent auction platform and in our program which will be at each table setting. 

Not sure what to contribute? Contact TCA for a list of potential fundraising items.  

Photos, Coverage

2016 Gala Press Release

View photos from the inaugural, second, third and fourth event.

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TCA has a special block of rooms reserved at a special rate for attendees at the Residence Inn located directly across the street from the Gaylord National Harbor. Once registered for any or all of TCA's events, you will receive a confirmation email containing the booking link. If you have questions about the hotel, please contact TCA's Meetings Department at (703) 838-1950.