Washington, DC, April 30, 2024 – Luke’s Wings is proud to announce its highly anticipated 10th Heroes Gala, set to take place on Saturday, May 18th, 2024 at the prestigious Waldorf Astoria in Washington, DC. Presented by SRS Distribution and SRS Raise the Roof Foundation, the Gala will be an evening filled with gratitude, honor, and support for our Nation’s Heroes and their loved ones.

The Heroes Gala serves as a platform to recognize and honor the sacrifices of over 300 service members, Veterans, and their families. Luke’s Wings remains dedicated to its mission of providing complimentary flights to wounded, ill, and injured service members, Veterans, and first responders, ensuring they can be with their loved ones throughout their recovery and rehabilitation.

A highlight of this year’s Gala will be the distinguished presence of Miss America 2024, Madison Marsh, an active-duty Air Force Officer who made history by becoming the first-ever service member to hold the prestigious Miss America title. Madison will grace the event as a special guest speaker, sharing her inspiring journey and commitment to service.

The Gala’s Host Committee, comprised of esteemed individuals dedicated to supporting our Nation’s heroes, includes:

  • Jacqueline Matter (FOX Local)
  • Johnny Joey Jones (FOX National)
  • U.S. Army Staff Sargeant James Pierce (Ret.) (Park Ranger and Volunteer Coordinator, National Parks Service)
  • Congressman Michael Waltz
  • Kate Michael
  • Ashley Darby (Real Housewives of Potomac)
  • Savena Mushinge (Miss Maryland USA)
  • Sarah Wingfield (co-founder of Luke’s Wings)
  • Jessica Powers
  • Nate Boyer
  • Jeni Hansen
  • Carl Bedell
  • Joe Kildea
  • Ashtan Moore
  • Alexandra Baker
  • Luke Shirley (Luke’s Wings’ namesake)

With captivating speeches from decorated Veterans, touching stories from wounded warriors, and celebrations of milestones achieved for beneficiaries, the Heroes Gala promises to be an unforgettable evening filled with gratitude and support.

Join us as we come together to honor and support our Nation’s Heroes at the 2024 Luke’s Wings Heroes Gala. Tickets for the Luke’s Wings Heroes Gala are available for purchase here. For those interested in volunteering at the Gala, please reach out to [email protected] for more information.

Event Details:

  • Date: Saturday, May 18th at 6 PM
  • Location: The Waldorf Astoria Washington DC, 1100 Pennsylvania Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20004

For media inquiries or further information, please contact:

Jamie Kopp

Email: [email protected] 


May 2, 2024