Kingwood, TX– On Wednesday, August 22, Congressman Ted Poe (TX-02), hosted the 5th annual Honor Houston Heroes. The tribute to area veterans and active service members recognized those who have dedicated their lives to the service and protection of the United States.  Over 200 guests packed the room and welcomed surprise guest, Vice President Mike Pence, who dropped by to express his gratitude for their service to our country. 

“Tonight is about letting you know that your community thanks you, supports you, and honors you,” said Rep. Poe. 

As a show of support to our veterans and active-duty service members, Vice President Mike Pence shared a greeting from President Trump. “To all of those who have served, from your commander in chief, greetings from President Donald Trump,” said the Vice President. 

Among those recognized were honored guests Navy Seal Marcus Luttrell and Lieutenant Michael Penn of the United States Navy. Lt. Michael Penn was presented with the Prisoner of War Medal, as well as the United States Congressional Patriot Award for his years of service. Both were recognized for their heroic acts of service and for honorably defending freedom and liberty.  

The night came to a close with special recognition of every guest who has served in the Armed Forces, past and present.

For more photos from the event, please visit our Facebook page: