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2021 Salute to Service Gala

September 9, 2021 @ 5:30 pm - 9:30 pm

This year marks the 20th anniversary of the horrific 9/11 attacks, which led to a war in which thousands of our nation’s brave men and women left their homes and families to fight for our country. Join The Folded Flag Foundation for its special Salute to Service Gala as we pay tribute to these heroic service members and recognize the family members they left behind.


The Folded Flag Foundation is a 501(c)(3) organization whose mission is to honor our nation’s fallen service members by providing educational scholarships and grants to their spouses and children.

Event proceeds will go directly to providing educational scholarships and grants to qualifying spouses and children of fallen heroes. These opportunities help provide a pathway to success by covering a wide range of educational needs, from kindergarten to college/trade school.

Gala Chairs:

  • Anthony Jabbour, CEO, Black Knight, Inc. and CEO, Dun & Bradstreet
  • Frank Martire, Executive Chairman, NCR Corporation
  • Kirk Larsen, CFO, Black Knight, Inc.
  • Peter Brual, Managing Partner and Co-Founder, Top Level Design, LLC
  • Phil Dismukes, CEO and Founder, BGI, LLC.

Special Guest Speaker:

Lieutenant Colonel Robert J. Darling, USMC (Ret.)

Lieutenant Colonel Robert J. Darling, USMC (Ret.), retired from the U.S. Marine Corps in 2007 with over 20 years of active duty service. After piloting helicopter missions in Operation Desert Shield, Operation Desert Storm, and Marine Helicopter Squadron One as a presidential pilot, he was handpicked in Oct. 2000 to work for the White House Military Office. In that position, he supported the President, Vice President and National Security Advisor in the President’s underground Emergency Operations Center during the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks. Darling is also author of 24 Hours Inside the President’s Bunker, 9/11/01: The White House.


September 9, 2021
5:30 pm - 9:30 pm


The Plaza Hotel
768 5th Ave
New York, NY 10019 United States
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