Radisson Plaza Hotel
Join Park Village Pines for our Fall Gala with Oliver North at the Radisson Plaza Hotel. There is no cost to attend but all guests will be invited and encouraged at the Gala to generously give to Park Village Pines’ mission of Christian senior care. Valet parking for those requiring assistance (small fee applies). Reservations are required - to RSVP call Angie at (269) 372-1928 or click here to RSVP.
Thursday, October 26 at 6:30 PM
About Oliver North
Oliver North is a combat decorated U.S. Marine, a #1 best-selling author, the founder of a small business, an inventor with three U.S. patents, a syndicated columnist, and the host of “War Stories” on Fox News Channel.
North was born in San Antonio, Texas, graduated from the U.S. Naval Academy, and served 22 years as a Marine officer. His awards for service in combat include the Silver Star, the Bronze Star for valor and two Purple Hearts for wounds in action.
Assigned to the National Security Council staff in the Reagan administration, Lt. Col. North was the United States government’s counter-terrorism coordinator from 1983-1986. He was involved in planning the rescue of 804 medical students on the island of Grenada and played a major role in the daring capture of the terrorists who hijacked the cruise ship Achille
Lauro. After helping plan the U.S. raid on Muammar Qaddafi’s terror bases in Libya North was targeted for assassination by Abu Nidal, the infamous terrorist killed in Baghdad in August, 2002. President Ronald Reagan described North as “an American hero.”
Since 2001, he has been the host of “War Stories” – the award-winning military documentary series on Fox News Channel -- and has been embedded with more than 55 U.S. and allied combat units. North has authored thirteen books, all of them New York Times best sellers.
North is the founder of Freedom Alliance, a foundation providing college scholarships to the sons and daughters of U.S. military personnel killed in the line of duty. He claims his most important accomplishment is being “the husband of one, the father of four and the grandfather of sixteen.” His Christian faith is the guiding force in his life.
Oliver North loves Jesus. His testimony, an important part of his speaking engagements, focuses on how Jesus is the hero of his life and the Bible his daily guide. He knows his gifts and talents are God-given and that they must be used for His purposes. Col. North believes that it is his and everyone’s “mission” to tell our friends and neighbors the good news of redemption through Jesus Christ.
His message is sure to connect very deeply with those who support Park Village Pines.