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Annual event honors outstanding military members

By KTVA CBS 11 News 12:15 PM February 10, 2014

The Armed Services YMCA of Alaska will host the Salute to the Military Feb. 14

ANCHORAGE – A yearly event dedicated to recognizing outstanding Alaska military members is set to take place Friday in Anchorage.

The Salute to the Military is hosted by the Armed Services YMCA of Alaska. Buddy Whitt, the organization’s associate executive director, said the evening will honor one service member from each branch of the military, including the National Guard and Reserve.

“This will be an opportunity for the Anchorage community to get together and show their support for them and for their service and for their sacrifice to our state and nation,” Whitt said.

The event begins Friday at 6 p.m. at the Egan Civic & Convention Center.

Click here for ticket information.

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