Leaders Of Tomorrow
Seattle Gala 2019
This elegant dinner event will feature two outstanding individuals:
Our honoree: Captain Elgen Long is a world-record aviator, and the last surviving member of a 1949 Alaska Airlines cargo flight crew that rescued 1,800 Yemenite Jews in seven days of non-stop flights to and from Israel. The last flight came on Saturday, April 9, 1949, just in time for the refugees to celebrate Passover in their ancestral homeland. The “Wings of Eagles” flights were the precursor to “Operation Magic Carpet,” which began about two months later and eventually led to the evacuation of approximately 45,000 Yemenite Jews.
Our keynote speaker: Colonel Richard Kemp was the commander of British forces in Afghanistan during the effort to clear that country of terrorist bases in 2003. He also worked in a senior British national intelligence role from 2001-2006, where he was involved in developing and devising counterterrorism strategies to protect British interests worldwide. Colonel Kemp is a well-known devoted friend to Israel, and has directly and publicly taken on the anti-Israel lies of biased international players, including by making presentations to many UN bodies.
VIP ticketholders are invited to a special pre-reception with Captain Long and Colonel Kemp, as well as StandWithUs local and national leadership.
Dietary laws observed.