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First Responders Appreciation Breakfast


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. Bring your breakfast (and possibly your pajama pants!) to this virtual event and join us in celebrating our First Responders and Frontline Workers! We’re very excited to have Retired Navy SEAL Lieutenant Jason Redman keynoting this year’s event! Some quick facts about Jason’s extraordinary life:

  • Spent 21 years as a Navy SEAL
  • 10 years as a SEAL Officer leading SEAL teams in combat operations in Iraq and Afghanistan. 
  • Severely wounded in Iraq in 2007
  • Received the Purple Heart
  • Best-selling author of The Trident: The forging and re-forging of a Navy SEAL Leader
  • Jason has been featured in multiple documentaries including History Channel’s Navy SEALs and America’s Secret Warriors.
  • Previous Speakers:

    • 2019: SSG Eric Maddox, the soldier who masterminded the capture of Saddam Hussein