About Us

A Salute To Our Heroes has been created to assist the needs of wounded warriors.

Our mission at A Salute to Our Heroes Foundation is goal oriented:

Fundraising to aid and support in providing assistance to the American Veterans who have given so much with great sacrifice of not only themselves but of their families as well.


Pictured from left to right:  Joyce David, Nicole Carlisle, Nancy Gentile, Kevin Laurie, Donna Stretch (Chair and founder), Krista McKinney, Tracey Carlstaedt, Jeni Hinds

Not pictured: Marie Markel, Nikki Plaza-Altman

Meet “Julia”!!

A Salute To Our Heroes has donated to help sponsor “Julia” Comfort Dog from King of Glory Lutheran Church in Elgin, Illinois. Julia is a certified LCC K-9 / Kare-9 Comfort Dog whose Military Ministry serves our veterans, active military and their families. A member of Julia’s team is a veteran who shares the bond of duty, service and memories. “Julia” Comfort Dog comforts the needs of our military, deployment (to and from) and aids in the elements combined to create a relaxing setting to our military who are suffering. Julia’s ministry of compassion creates a bridge to open the door for communication and healing.


“Julia” Comfort Dog is our honorary K-9 Board Member.