WASHINGTON, Aug. 24, 2017 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Academy of United States Veterans (AUSV) and Coalition to Salute America's Heroes announced today that they will co-host the 3rd Annual Veterans Awards at the Mayflower Hotel. The Vettys® will be held on Saturday, January 20, 2018 in Washington, D.C.
The theme for the awards ceremony this year will be unity. The Vettys® will be a nonpartisan celebration of the tremendous achievements of the veterans community and will benefit the Academy of United States Veterans Foundation, Paralyzed Veterans of America and Coalition to Salute America's Heroes.
The official voting committee will consist of prominent members of the veterans' community and will be announced on Veterans Day 2017. Nominations are conducted through an open submission process. Winners will be announced on Tuesday, December 19, 2017 and will represent seven categories. Categories are as follows:
Education Mental Health Employment Community Leadership Veterans Choice Honorary Vetty
The Vettys® was established as an annual event that recognizes the most impactful entities and individuals that contribute to the well-being of the veterans' community.
The Academy of the United States Veterans Foundation is a nonprofit organization promoting and recognizing veterans' projects to educate the public on their value, while also encouraging a unified veterans' community.
The Coalition to Salute America's Heroes is a nonprofit dedicated to helping severely-wounded veterans and families of Operation Enduring Freedom, Operation Iraqi Freedom and Operation New Dawn recover from their injuries and illnesses, and inspiring other organizations and the general public to participate in this effort. www.saluteheroes.org
Paralyzed Veterans of America (PVA) is a congressionally chartered veterans service organization focused on being the leading advocate for veterans of the armed forces who have experienced spinal cord injury or dysfunction. www.pva.org