Join Us For The 17th Annual Red, White & Blue Veterans Appreciation Banquet

Red, White & Blue Veterans of Bastrop County is composed of a group of veterans and supporters from Bastrop County that have been organizing an annual veteran’s appreciation banquet since 2003.  We had over 500 attendees at the 2019 banquet and donated $7000 to county veteran service organizations, the Bastrop County Veterans Honor Guard and the Bastrop and Elgin High School Navy Junior ROTC Units.  The organization is a 501 (c) (3) nonprofit organization.

We hope you will join us at this year’s banquet on November 13, 2021 at the Bastrop Exhibit & Convention Center when our guest speaker will be David C. Garza, Major General, US Marine Corps/Retired.  Doors open at 5 PM and the program begins at 6 PM.

The Red, White and Blue Banquet is now SOLD OUT.  Several generous individuals have bought tickets specifically to be donated for veterans, their spouses and the widow/widower of veterans that are still available.  Please contact us if you or someone you know would like to attend.  Call 330-418-9164 or send an e-mail to to be added to the list.

Major General David C. Garza, USMC, (Retired)

Major General Garza was born in Los Fresnos, Texas and began his career in the United States Air Force in 1969 as a Heavy Equipment Engineer. In 1970 after his military occupational skill training, he deployed to the Republic of South Vietnam for a 19-month tour of duty. In September 1971 he returned to the United States and in 1973 he closed out his Air Force career with an Honorable Discharge at the rank of Sergeant. Following his discharge from the Air Force he attended Texas A&M University and in 1977 graduated with a Bachelor of Science Degree.


In 1978 he returned to military service in the United States Marine Corps as a Second Lieutenant of Infantry. In 1999 he earned a Masters Degree in National Security and Strategic Studies from the Naval War College in Newport Rhode Island. In an exciting and rewarding 34-year journey including combat tours in Desert Shield/Desert Storm and twice in Afghanistan plus a tour in Latin America, Major General Garza served in world-wide assignments as a Commander, Director, and Staff Officer.


His most important personal awards are his Combat Action Ribbons and The Order of Saint Maurice in the rank of Primicerius presented to him by the National Infantry Association for his selfless service, integrity, and professional competence to the infantryman and the nation.


He retired from active service after 38 years and is now President and CEO of Lead Your Ship LLC, a Leadership Consulting LLC providing leadership fundamentals to high school and college students and enabling wounded warrior events and transitioning veterans. He lives in New Braunfels, Texas with his wife Carrie, their Golden Retriever Alex and their rescue dog Lily.  


Support Our Veterans

Attend The Banquet

Purchase either a Veteran Ticket or a Standard Ticket and join us for a wonderful night celebrating our
Bastrop County Veterans

Become A Sponsor

Would you like to purchase 8 or more tickets? Sponsorships are available from $100 and up. Buy a table or gift tickets to deserving veterans

Make A Donation

Can't make it to our banquet but would like to donate towards helping our local veterans and the NJROTC?
Donate today via PayPal.

Our Mission

“The mission of the Red, White and Blue Veterans of Bastrop County is to support local Veterans organizations and to assist individual Veterans in need in our community.”