Don Patterson: American Patriot


From Don Jr.:

“Recently Rita and I attended the annual American Patriot Award gala at the magnificent Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Center in Washington D.C. My company is one of the sponsors of the annual award, the purpose of which is to pay tribute to “an exceptional American who has demonstrated a profound and abiding love of country and whose inspirational leadership and selfless dedication to national security and to world peace have significantly advanced our Nation’s ideals, values and democratic principles.” It previously has been awarded to George H.W. Bush, Colin Powell, Senator Inouye, Senator Stevens, Caspar Weinberger, and Robert Dole. This year’s award was presented to John Glenn – former Senator and astronaut among other things. The mistress of ceremonies for the evening was Andrea Mitchell, chief foreign affairs correspondent for NBC news (married to Alan Greenspan). The evening was exquisite and the atrium of the Reagan building where the formal dinner for 700 invited senior Administration officials, Members of Congress, senior military officials, and corporate and community leaders was spectacular in its own right but beautifully decorated for the evening.”

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2 Responses to Don Patterson: American Patriot

  1. DJP3 says:

    From Kathy:
    Comment: My goodness, you must have been thrilled to meet John Glenn. You both look great. But really, the detail that is missed is what was Rita wearing! Kathy

  2. Rita says:

    It was really a fun evening. I’m not sure if I really met them. I did try to bring them out a little in conversation but they just kept standing there smiling like 2 statues!!! I was wearing my basic black velvet which melted into everyones attire. Rita

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