Las Vegas–Tonight, the Vegas Golden Knights hosted their Inaugural “Salute To Service Gala” at TCP Summerlin that honored fallen military and their families.
The Inaugural “Salute To Service Gala” was presented the “Vegas Golden Knights Foundation” in benefiting “The Folded Flag Foundation”.
“Folded Flag Foundation”, is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization dedicated to service that honors the legacy of, and pays tribute to, the brave men and women who have given their lives in defense of our country.
Below are the sights of tonight’s special Inaugural “Salute To Service Gala” at TPC Summerlin.
Members of Nellis AFB (Air Force Base) also took part in attending the Vegas Golden Knights Inaugural “Salute To Service Gala” at TCP Summerlin along with Major General Peter E. Gersten, Commander of the U.S. Air Force Warfare Center.
At the “Salute To Service Gala”, we had the chance to speak with one of the three American born hockey players in Alex Tuch about his appreciation for the military and those who have served within his family over the years as well as representing the Vegas Golden Knights on a very special night for the community.
“I mean it’s unbelievable, one of the few Americans here so it’s good, I’m proud to be an American, proud to support the military and be part of the Golden Knights and Bill Foley went to West Point and I have a lot of friends and family who also went to West Point.” Tuch said.
Tuch also mentioned the representation in supporting the military culture.
“It’s good to represent that culture and environment.” Tuch replied.
In any military family, there’s always the stories that are shared over the years about those who have served and it’s no different for Tuch and his family.
“A little bit, my grandpa served in Korea, Korean War so he didn’t talk too much about it, it’s a sensitive topic with him it’s a little bit political so I try to stay away from those.” Tuch mentioned.
This holds true in what Tuch said regarding his family member in that any story or stories from those who have served in the past are delicate in nature given the circumstances of what went on, but he did let us know the pride that he has for his family that served in our armed forces.
“I had family members who served in the military, it’s an honor to be part of that to know that my family did it and I’m really happy they did.” Tuch said.
Last night, the Vegas Golden Knights returned home to play in front of the home crowd on “Military Appreciation Night” and Tuch talked about the atmosphere at T-Mobile Arena and playing for the veterans in attendance.
“Oh it’s unbelievable it means a lot more each game being played for a certain reason, we played for cancer night when we were on the road and then military appreciation that was something really special, I’m glad to be able to help and give back a little bit and show how much we appreciate them.” Tuch on his appreciation for the military and veterans.
For more on our interview segment at tonight’s Inaugural “Salute To Service Gala” with Tuch, check out our video below.