WASHINGTON, May 31, 2016 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Unity and solidarity will be the evening's theme on January 20, 2017, as our Veterans and Veterans Service Organizations come together on the night of the Presidential Inauguration to honor and celebrate America's next Commander in Chief.
At the premier Veterans Presidential Inaugural Ball our Veteran VIPs, along with supporters and policymakers from the nation's capital and around the country, will make their way down a black carpet to the entrance of the historic Hay-Adams hotel.
"It is a joyous day in America when the most impactful public servants come together to celebrate and honor a common enterprise, "said Assal Ravandi, CEO of the Academy of United States Veterans. "Together we are stronger."
The Academy has planned an evening to remember, from a step and repeat backdrop sign where the host sponsors [Coalition to Salute America's Heroes, Disabled American Veterans, Military Order of the Purple Heart and Paralyzed Veterans of America] and supporters such as USAA, Security Technologies Inc., Disabled Veteran Business Alliance, Ameritel Corporation, Baron Tours, Tully Rinckey PLLC and Steelman Partners can capture commemorative photos, to the main event amid the breathtaking panoramic views of Washington, DC. From the roof of one of the city's most prestigious hotels, attendees will enjoy a coveted view of the White House at this private, intimate event to honor America's veterans.
"This evening is about the leadership legacy of our country," said Ravandi. "And we are bringing together the foremost veterans service organizations, active military members, and key decision-makers and supporters to ensure our nations' veterans remain front-and-center in the public and policy consciousness." (www.theveteransinauguralball.com)
About the Coalition to Salute America's Heroes
The mission of the Coalition to Salute America's Heroes is to help severely-wounded veterans and families of Operation Enduring Freedom, Operation Iraqi Freedom, and Operation New Dawn recover from their injuries and illnesses, and to inspire other organizations and the general public to participate in this effort. (www.saluteheroes.org)
About Disabled American Veterans
DAV is a nonprofit charity that provides a lifetime of support for veterans of all generations and their families, helping more than 1 million veterans in positive, life-changing ways each year. DAV operates a fleet of vehicles around the country to provide free transportation to VA medical facilities for injured and ill veterans. DAV stepped in to help veterans get the care they need when the federal government terminated its program that helped many of them pay for transportation to and from medical facilities. The vans are driven by volunteers, and the rides coordinated by almost 190 Hospital Service Coordinators around the country. (www.dav.org)
About the Military Order of the Purple Heart
Chartered by Congress in 1958, the Military Order of the Purple Heart is composed of military men and women who received the Purple Heart Medal for wounds suffered in combat. Although the membership is restricted to the combat wounded, MOPH supports all veterans and their families with a myriad of nation-wide programs by Chapters and National Service Officers. (www.purpleheart.org)
About Paralyzed Veterans of America
Paralyzed Veterans of America is the only congressionally chartered veterans service organization dedicated solely for the benefit and representation of veterans with spinal cord injury or disease. For nearly 70 years, PVA has ensured that veterans have received the benefits earned through their service to our nation; monitored their care in VA spinal cord injury units; and funded research and education in the search for a cure and improved care for individuals with paralysis.
As a partner for life, PVA also develops training and career services, works to ensure accessibility in public buildings and spaces, provides health and rehabilitation opportunities through sports and recreation and advocates for veterans and all people with disabilities. With more than 70 offices and 34 chapters, PVA serves veterans, their families and their caregivers in all 50 states, the District of Columbia and Puerto Rico. (www.pva.org)
The USAA family of companies provides insurance, banking, investments, retirement products and advice to 11.4 million current and former members of the U.S. military and their families. Known for its legendary commitment to its members, USAA is consistently recognized for outstanding service, employee well-being and financial strength. USAA membership is open to all who are serving our nation in the U.S. military or have received a discharge type of Honorable – and their eligible family members. Founded in 1922, USAA is headquartered in San Antonio. For more information about USAA, follow us on Facebook or Twitter (@USAA), or visit usaa.com.
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SOURCE Academy of United States Veterans