Television journalist Maria Bartiromo makes her entrance on the dias.
Henry Kissinger makes his way accompanied by a massive applause onto the dias.
Actor/comedian Martin Short makes his opening remarks.
Timothy Cardinal Dolan, Archbishop of New York says the opening prayer.
Martin Short returns to offer some comedic remarks before the dinner.
The attendees as seen before the large American flag behind the dias.
Vice Chairperson Mary Erdoes introduces the Happy Warrior award recipient, Mary Ann Tighe.
A grateful and humbled Mary Ann Tighe receives a standing ovation.
General George Mattis, keynote speaker, steps up to the podium to make his speech.
General Mattis receives a standing ovation.
General Mattis delivers a powerful speech about unity, and what makes America great.
General Mattis, Cardinal Dolan and Mary Ann Tighe.