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. 2021’s program will be held at Glen Oaks Country Club on Wednesday, September 15 and keynoted by John Register, decorated Persian Gulf War U.S. Army veteran, two-time Paralympic Games Silver Medalist, professional speaker, and global influencer.
- 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