The First Responders Appreciation Breakfast is held to honor all West Des Moines First Responders. This event is one way local residents and the business community can ensure these men and women receive the recognition they deserve. Please join us to celebrate those who protect and serve our families, friends, and neighbors. 2022’s program will be held on September 14 and keynoted by Elizabeth McCormick, decorated Black Hawk Helicopter Pilot and Chief Warrant Officer 2 for the US Army.
- 2021: Decorated Persian Gulf War U.S. Army veteran, two-time Paralympic Games Silver Medalist John Register
- 2020: Retired Navy SEAL Lieutenant Jason Redman, Purple Heart recipient, best-selling author, featured in multiple History Channel documentaries
- 2019: SSG Eric Maddox, the soldier who masterminded the capture of Saddam Hussein