Join Us For The 16th 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.  Last year, we had over 500 attendees at the 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 9, 2019 at the Bastrop Exhibit & Convention Center when our guest speaker will be Dr. Charles W. Edwards, Jr., Brigadier General, US Army/Retired.  Doors open at 5 PM and the program begins at 6 PM.

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Dr. Charles W. Edwards, Jr., Brigadier General, US Army/Retired

Dr. Edwards is currently the CEO and Founder of Edwards Ministerial Association Incorporated (EMA) in Austin, TX.  He is a disabled veteran who entered military service in the US Army in 1966 as an infantryman.  Following active duty, he joined the US Army Reserve as a chaplain’s assistant and served in the Texas Army National Guard and retired in 2007 at the rank of Brigadier General. 

Dr. Edwards earned a master of ministry degree from the Christian Theological Seminary in Indianapolis, Indiana and a doctor of ministry degree from Austin Presbyterian Theological Seminary.  He served in a multitude of capacities as chaplain in various organizations to include the US Department of Defense, US Department of Veterans Affairs, Federal Bureau of Investigation, San Antonio Police Department, Disabled American Veterans (DAV), American Legion, Veterans of Foreign Wars and many more.  

He was the Director, Human Resources Development at the Travis State School in Austin, TX and Minister, Deacon, Elder and Director of Christian Education with the Congregational Ministry of the Churches of Christ in Illinois, Indiana and Texas from 1968-1992.  A former Commander, Department of Texas DAV and former President, State Guard Association of the United States. 

He was born December 2, 1943 in Wharton, Texas and married the love of his life Felisha L. Pulliam in 1968.  He has three children: Charles W. Edwards, III; Sylvia Perez and Christopher J. Edwards.


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“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.”