Annual 9/11 Luncheon of Honor


The First Responders Foundation’s 5th Annual Luncheon of Honor was held on September 10, 2021 with Keynote Speaker
University of Nebraska President Ted Carter.

The First Responders Foundation had the pleasure of having University of Nebraska President, Ted Carter, as the keynote speaker for the 5th Annual 9/11 Luncheon of Honor on 9/11/2021 the 20th anniversary of 9/11/2001. President Carter shared his memories of 9/11/2001 when he was an executive officer in the Navy on board the U.S.S. Harry S. Truman, an aircraft carrier that had just completed its maiden voyage. The Foundation thanks President Carter for this inspirational speech and for his leadership throughout his career.

Watch President Carter’s Speech below:

This year we were honored to induct into the
Ancient Order of Saint Florian and Saint Michael:

University of Nebraska President Ted Carter
Debbie & Jeff Bremer
Omaha Police Officers Association
Omaha Professional Fire Fighters Association, IAFF 385
American Legion Riders Post 374

Special Thanks to Our Sponsors!

2021 Keynote Speaker: University of Nebraska President Ted Carter

The First Responders Foundation is proud to present University of Nebraska President Ted Carter as the keynote speaker for the 2021 9/11 Luncheon of Honor. 

President Carter leads a four-campus university system that enrolls nearly 52,000 students and employs 16,000 faculty and staff on campuses in Lincoln, Omaha, and Kearney, plus academic divisions and research and extension centers across the state. He serves as chief spokesman and chief executive officer for the system, which operates on a $2.8 billion annual budget and includes a flagship Big Ten institution, a world-renowned academic health sciences center, Division I athletics programs, and preeminent institutes focused on water and agriculture, national security and defense, infectious disease and early childhood education.

Regent Jim Pillen states about President Carter, “Ted’s character and integrity are second to none. He has a proven focus on the success and well-being of students, faculty, and staff. He has a deep appreciation for the role and mission of higher education. And he is a public servant in every sense of the word”.

To read more about President Carter click here.

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