Father's Day with Prickly Angels


For Father's Day, Soldiers' Angels once again joined Iron Cactus in a continuing relationship to support the troops.  Executive Director Toby Nunn was on hand for the festivities and said, "It's nice when the local Texas community extends a welcome with an event of gratitude for our wounded service members.  To have it with Iron Cactus for Fathers Day made it that much more special."

Iron Cactus Mexican Grill and Margarita Bar, together with Soldiers’ Angels, honored wounded military dads and their families at Brooke Army Medical Center’s Fisher House in San Antonio on Friday June 15, 2012. Austin-based Iron Cactus, an award-winning dining establishment, catered a special lunch through its San Antonio Riverwalk location as a way to honor dads recovering at the Brooke Army Medical Center with their families. About two hundred dads and their family members attended the private lunch.

“We wanted to show our appreciation for our wounded heroes who are dads especially since Father’s Day is this Sunday,” said Gary Manley, General Partner at Iron Cactus. “We are honored to cater this event for these brave men and their families who have sacrificed so much for our country.”

Iron Cactus served some of its most popular Tex-Mex dishes to the injured dads and their families including its mouth-watering sizzling fajitas with steak, chicken and shrimp. Iron Cactus also provided free appetizer cards to the families that they can use at the Iron Cactus Riverwalk.

“We are grateful for Iron Cactus’ generosity in providing lunch for our wounded dads and their families as they continue the road to recovery,” said Toby Nunn, Executive Director at Soldiers’ Angels. “We are proud of their continued commitment to helping our veterans, their spouses and children.”

Iron Cactus has always been an active supporter of veterans and active duty service men and women. At the inaugural Military River Parade at the Riverwalk during Armed Services Day on May 19th, Iron Cactus also donated a portion of its proceeds to Soldiers’ Angels.