Rockwall, Texas – The Office of State Representative Justin Holland helped the hosting of the 8th Annual First Responders of Rockwall County Appreciation Luncheon with a sponsorship. This Rockwall event, which has now grown into a city tradition, took place on Wednesday, October 25, and was attended by over 200 important people from the community, including business leaders, city and county officials, and, most importantly, Rockwall first responders.
Rockwall Area Chamber of Commerce and Rockwall Fire Station #2 hosted the event
This luncheon, which was put together by the Rockwall Area Chamber of Commerce and Rockwall Fire Station #2, honored the unwavering courage and commitment of Rockwall’s bravest people. The Cain Middle School Orchestra played beautiful music for the crowd, and a bright elementary student named Reese Turley moved everyone with a powerful performance of the National Anthem.
Officials like Mayor Trace Johannesen and Rockwall Fire Chief Kenneth Cullins were also among the attendees. It was the most moving speech of the event, which was given by Brigadier General Joe E. Ramirez, Jr., Vice President for Student Affairs at Texas A&M University. Ramirez’s deeply moving speech was based on his many years of military service and time as the 45th Commandant of Cadets at Texas A&M. He talked about how much he respected and admired the people who risk their lives every day to keep the community safe.
The 8th Annual First Responders of Rockwall County 2023 Appreciation Luncheon
A big part of the First Responders Appreciation Luncheon is building relationships between first responders, local companies, and people in the community. This year’s event once again showed how important it is by creating a space where these important community leaders could talk openly and work together.
The dinner, which is now in its eighth year, shows how grateful the people of Rockwall are for their first responders. A lot of people showed up to this year’s event, which was even bigger than expected.
The Rockwall Chamber of Commerce said in a statement that “this year’s luncheon was a great success thanks to the event sponsors, volunteers, and attendees.” It’s inspiring to see how dedicated and generous the people of Rockwall are in helping our first responders. The Chamber spoke about how excited they were to keep this beautiful practice going for future generations.