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Top Regional U.S. Army General to Speak at Military Appreciation Luncheon on May 23

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By: Calli Arnold

May 21, 2012 SAVANNAH, GA -- The Military Affairs Council will host its Military Appreciation Luncheon at the Westin Savannah Harbor Golf Resort & Spa Wednesday, May 23 at noon. Our keynote speaker will be Maj. Gen. Robert Abrams, commanding general of the 3rd Infantry Division, Fort Stewart/Hunter Army Airfield, United States Army.

Maj. Gen. Abrams and 3rd ID headquarters will be deploying late summer/early fall once again to the war in the Middle East. During his presentation, Maj. Gen. Abrams will touch on his assignment, his mission(s), his view of the current military-political situation in both Iraq and Afghanistan and what he sees for the region in the near future — all of which impacts our nation our region.

This may be the final speaking engagement in Savannah that Maj. Gen. Abrams will be giving prior to his upcoming deployment, as he prepares himself and his troops for the mission ahead. As such, we ask that you make every effort to attend this important and informative luncheon. Just days before Memorial Day, this is our chance to demonstrate our admiration and appreciation for Maj. Gen. Abrams and for all military members — past and certainly present — and especially for those who have perished fighting for our continued sovereignty and freedom.

Tickets for this event will be $40 each and tables of 10 will be $400 for members and $50 per person and $500 for a table of 10 for non-members. Sponsors for this event are WTOC and Georgia Power. To make reservations or for more information, please call Margaret Mary Russell at 912.644.6432 or email her at

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