20 January 2018, 1900 - 2300
The Academy of United States Veterans was founded with one principle in mind: the importance of public service. Inspired by veterans of the United States military who found their purpose in serving their country, AUSV hopes to encourage a culture where caring for one another is not considered a duty, but a joy.
The Academy of United States Veterans and Coalition to Salute America’s Heroes will host the 3rd Annual Veterans Awards (The Vettys). CNN’s “The Lead with Jake Tapper” and Chief Washington Correspondent Jake Tapper will host the 3rd-Annual Veterans Awards on Sunday, January 20, 2018 at The Mayflower Hotel in Washington, D.C. This year’s Vettys are held in partnership with Paralyzed Veterans of America, a congressionally chartered service that serves veterans of the armed forces who have experienced spinal cord injury or dysfunction.
This is why, for the third annual Veterans Awards, the Academy of United States Veterans will donate a portion of the evening’s profits to helping restore the livelihoods of our fellow citizens who have been affected by the devastation of Hurricane Harvey and Hurricane Irma and Maria.
We applaud the public servants and first responders who were not only risking their lives to keep people safe, but who stayed there and are still there to rebuild after the destruction and provide an unwavering support system throughout these tragedies that have moved an entire nation. We intend to activate the community of United States veterans and call upon them to serve their country once more in the regions that have experienced these horrific disasters. Furthermore, the Academy of United States Veterans will utilize the annual Veterans Awards as an opportunity to continue serving our country. With the support of our sponsors and attendees, every year we will dedicate 50 percent of the event’s profits to a cause that we believe is most pertinent to promoting the prosperity of our nation and the well-being of its citizens.
We are grateful for everyone who has supported our mission up to this point and hope they are as encouraged as we are moving forward. Please join us for the third annual Vettys as we honor those who have served our country while we serve its people in need. The black-tie gala will honor 6 additional individuals and organizations who have demonstrated relentless dedication and selfless service to the veteran community and their families. The 2018 Honorees will be announced in the coming weeks. The honorees will be presented with a coveted Vetty statuette. The Vettys statuette is a custom-designed bronzed military boot placed on a sturdy base that signifies the boots on the ground work of the Veterans Service Organizations. The base of the Vettys statuette represents such organizations and individuals that demonstrate a strong foundation.