The BAVF will also present its Carlton Sherwood Media Award to The Military Writers Guild and William Schulz, Former Executive Editor, Reader's Digest. The Foundation's George W. Alexander Memorial Volunteer Award will be presented to Linda Springer, Former Director, Office of Personnel Management, and Dan G. Blair, President and CEO, National Academy of Public Administration. The Foundation's Corporate Award will be presented to Tom Pauken, Esq., former Director, ACTION. Master of Ceremonies is the Hon. Connie Morella, former Member of Congress.
The annual awards ceremony follows the Foundation's annual Flag Day Picnic on June 12. This patriotic gala attracts political figures, area civic leaders, veterans' service organization representatives, and the BAVF "family" of disabled and visually impaired veterans. Flags that were flown over the U.S. Capitol will be presented to many guests. As always, the picnic's famous hot dogs will be prepared and served by the gregarious Chef Lakis, a longtime Washington, D.C. fixture who has retired from his cart at the corner of 18th and K Streets, N.W.
Both events are part of the Foundation's annual Flag Week activities.
The Blinded American Veterans Foundation assists blinded and sensory-disabled veterans in attaining their full potential through research, rehabilitation, and re-employment. It offers employment networking and rehabilitation and resource counseling, and provides funding for rehabilitation centers. Other programs include a speaker's bureau, placement services, and a compilation of related statistics. It also conducts research, educational, and charitable programs. This valuable service is performed strictly with volunteers and no paid staff.
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