The vision for the Veterans' Dinner began 24 years ago when Snowline history teacher Todd Anton, a son of a WWII/Korean War highly decorated veteran, wanted to connect his students with their community and the sacrifice for American freedom. Thankfully, the Tri-Community Kiwanis Club rallied behind this idea to make it happen. The first dinner had nearly 100 veterans attend in 1994 and since then, the dinner has blossomed into a community event with over 1,000 veterans attending. For many of the initial years, the dinner was held at The Heritage School but overwhelming attendance required a new venue and thanks to the Snowline Unified School District, the Snowline Board of Trustees, and Serrano High School, we have found our new home. While this dinner honors our veteran's service, it also is a reminder of the great and unique community spirit that sill can be found in America today.
While tickets are free, attendees must have a ticket to enter. Please view this website for ticket locations. Due to demand and limited seating, there are limited tickets available. Each veteran attendee and their ONE guest must have a ticket. Limit of two tickets per veteran.
Todd Anton is also the author of five books: "No Greater Love: Life stories from the men who saved baseball," "When Baseball Went to War," "When Football Went to War," and "Big Leagues, Bigger Heart: The Don Ferrarese Story" and "Distant Thunder: The Field Artillery of the 70th Infantry Division in World War II."Mr. Anton served on the Board of Trustees for the National World War II Museum in New Orleans and is a battlefield guide in Normandy, France in the summers (see photo). Mr. Anton's projects were featured on Fox News' "War Stories with Oliver North." Mr. Anton still teaches at Heritage School today and has received honors from such organizations as California State Senate, California State Assembly, San Bernardino County Board of Supervisors, The United States Medal of Honor Society "Teacher of the Year," the US Army Recruiting Command's "Teacher of the Year," The US Navy's Teachers to Sea "Teacher of the Year" and recently Mr. Anton was the San Bernardino County finalist for the Teacher Medal of Honor. You can find his books at https://www.amazon.com/default/e/B001JS0DU4?redirectedFromKindleDbs=true