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Fox News' Dana Perino to emcee TCA's wreaths gala

Perino served with the George W. Bush administration for seven years and was one of only two females in U.S. history to serve as White House press secretary. After the September 11, 2001 attacks, she became spokesperson for the U.S. Department of Justice.

The Trucker News Services

6/27/2014

Dana Perino, a Fox News contributor and co-host of “The Five,” has been tapped to be the master of ceremonies for the Truckload Carriers Association’s second annual Wreaths Across America Gala in Washington, D.C. on Tuesday, Sept. 9.

The gala supports and raises awareness about the annual wreath-laying ceremony in December at Arlington National Cemetery and more than 900 other cemeteries throughout the United States and overseas, an event coordinated by Wreaths Across America and TCA.

WAA, founded by executive directors Karen and Morrill Worcester, is dedicated to educating everyone about the sacrifices military service members and their families make under the mission, “Remember, Honor, Teach.” 

Perino served with the George W. Bush administration for seven years and was one of only two females in U.S. history to serve as White House press secretary. After the September 11, 2001 attacks, she became spokesperson for the U.S. Department of Justice.

In 1995, Perino earned a master’s degree in Public Affairs Reporting from the University of Illinois-Springfield. While her jobs have demanded a knack for public speaking, according to her website danaperino.com, she also has a unique flair for entertainment: during college in Pueblo, Colorado, she was a country music dee-jay from 2 to 6 a.m. Saturdays and Sundays.

She has written a book titled, “And the Good News Is …” which will be released in May 2015.

Perino has also volunteered for the faith-based group Living Hope, in Fish Hoek, South Africa, which leads programs for people afflicted by AIDS and HIV.

Seating for the gala can be purchased in three ways: individual seating, standard table of 10 or premium table of 10.

This year, 432 wreath boxes (enough to fill a tractor-trailer) will be on display at the gala. The gala will again feature entertainment and a silent auction.

Last year, more than 200 people attended the gala and $161,300 was raised for WAA. 

For more information about the gala, visit www.truckload.org

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