Pre Veterans Day activities for sisters from Sweetwater included a trip to Washington, D.C., meeting celebrity chef Paula Dean, touring Wounded Warrior facilities and assisting with a donation for the WASP Museum.
This past Saturday, Nov. 5, 2011, “Butter Queen” Paula Deen hosted a VIP event that included sisters Boo Nemir and Caroline Chorn.
Nemir and Chorn met with Deen after she appeared in the Metropolitan Cooking and Entertaining Show of D.C.
The ladies talked about the show and Deen’s new book, The Paula Deen Southern Cooking BIBLE.
Deen also presented Nemir and Chorn with personalized chief coats and autographed copies on her new book.
The day before the event, the sisters visited the new Walter Reed National Medical Center (WRNMMC). The tour included a close up look at the Patient Evacuation Vehicles (PEVs), a visit to the Wounded Warrior Café and meeting some of the staff.
Both Sweetwater natives have close ties to honoring the heroes of our nation.
Nemir has worked with the National Women's Airforce Service Pilots Museum (WASP) World War II Museum, in Sweetwater to educate and inspire generations with the incredible history of the WASP.
Chorn volunteers for the American Red Cross serving patients of a military hospital.
A surprising highlight of the trip occurred during a private dinner at the W Hotel overlooking the White House and Washington Monument. Nemir and Chorn were asked by a veteran to accept an unsolicited donation for the WASP WWII Museum in Sweetwater.