The event raised over $5.7 million to support veterans and their families through the Bob Woodruff Foundation. The honored guests for the evening, a group of over 60 veterans, service members, and their caregivers, sat in the front rows of the theater to enjoy the show.
The evening featured inspiring moments, including remarks from retired US Army Major Pete Way. Way, who lost his leg after being wounded while on deployment in Afghanistan, captivated the crowd with his story of resilience and gratitude. An avid mountain biker and proud father of two, Way thanked the Bob Woodruff Foundation for supporting the programs that allowed him to heal and thrive after injury. “At the end of the day, I think the message is pretty simple”, said Way. “No one can accomplish the mission alone.” A joint rendition of “Redemption Day” by Bruce Springsteen and Sheryl Crow was also a highlight.