Sunday, Dec. 1st
12 PM PROGRAM
Free Event Admission
Join the families of Southern California’s military heroes at the Richard Nixon Presidential Library and Museum for the annual Hometown Heroes Christmas Tree Dedication on Sunday, December 1 at 12:00 PM.
More than 40 Gold Star families will be given personally inscribed ornaments honoring their family members who lost their lives in Afghanistan, Iraq, and Vietnam.
The program will feature performances by of the Band of the California Battalion. The guest presenter for this event will be Joe Mantegna.
About Joe Mantegna
Joe was awarded the Tony and Joseph Jefferson Award for his acclaimed performance as Richard Roma in David Mamet’s Pulitzer Prize-winning play Glengarry Glen Ross. Some of Joe’s film and television highlights are; House of Games, Searching for Bobby Fisher, Godfather III, his Emmy and Golden Globe nominated role of Dean Martin in The Ratpack, his Emmy nominated role of Pipi Delana in “The Last Don,” and the voice of Fat Tony on The Simpsons.
Joe lends much of his free time to a number of philanthropic endeavors. In May of 2012 Joe was appointed the National Spokesperson for The U.S. Army Museum, to lead the fundraising campaign to build the long-planned National Museum of the United States Army. He’s also an ambassador for the Gary Sinise Foundation, which builds homes for wounded veterans, as well as hosting the National Memorial Day Concert since 2006. His passions also include various autism related charities as well as being a long time supporter of the Barbara Sinatra Center for Abused Children.
In 2014 Joe received the Lifetime Achievement award from the Hollywood Chamber of Commerce for his dedication to the community and craft of acting. Currently Joe is wrapping up his role as FBI Special Agent David Rossi in the fifteenth and final season of the Hit CBS Drama Criminal Minds.