Ultimately, America’s answer to
the intolerant man is diversity.
— Robert Kennedy
 
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5th ANNUAL VETERANS AWARDS


As veterans we have been and continue to be members of one of the most diverse institutions in our country -- Soldiers, Sailors, Airmen, Marines, and Coastguardsmen. We represent people from every corner of our land, every shade of humanity, immigrant and native-born, Christian, Muslim, Jew, and nonbeliever alike, all serving this country we love with a sense of duty and pride.

In only four years, the Academy of United States Veterans has made great strides in creating platforms for dynamic conversations across divergent views in a way that has both expanded minds and exemplified the notion that people can have different viewpoints and yet support a common good with intellect, passion, and humanity. It is the culture of respect for civil liberties within the veterans community that has been instrumental to the success of bringing together countless Americans from all walks of life. It is through our unique expression of our values that we are able to offer unmatched insight into the fundamental ideals shared by our communities across America.

The task at hand may seem out of reach. But we must try. We can practice kindness. We can respect one another. We can take pride in our America that places diversity and inclusion at the core of its values. As we launch our United Colors of America campaign for 2019, we invite you all to join forces with us in honoring the diversity of our heritage as Americans. Help us honor an America defined by deep and meaningful equality, from civil rights to labor rights, from women’s rights to LGBTQ rights, from ending discrimination to promoting unity. As veterans we defend the rights of women and men, young and old, Latino and Asian, African American and Caucasian - people of all classes of society, and orientations, and we stand with ALL Americans in ensuring their dreams are realized. 

AUSV invites you to support our cause through the countless ways that we can continue this conversation of humanity. Let us put on the camouflage of everyday life in America to prove that we have more that unites us than divides us. Let us carry the message of unity from our military to our American community.


EARLY BIRD TICKETS

Early Bird Tickets will close on March 31, 2019

TIER 1 TICKETS: Tier 1 tickets will be seated in the first 20 rows of stage left, stage center and state right. Arrivals will include passed Hors d'Oeuvres (two meat and one vegetarian option). One glass of wine or champagne during the arrivals (Drink token will be provided). Access to the after party with a cash bar, dancing and dessert.

TIER 2 TICKETS: Tier 2 tickets will be seated in rows 21-41 of stage left, stage center and state right. Arrivals will include passed Hors d'Oeuvres (two meat and one vegetarian option). One glass of wine or champagne during the arrivals (Drink token will be provided). Access to the after party with a cash bar, dancing and dessert.

TIER 3 TICKETS: Tier 3 tickets will be seated in rows 41 and beyond of stage left, stage center and state right. Arrivals will include passed Hors d'Oeuvres (two meat and one vegetarian option). Access to the after party with a cash bar, dancing and dessert.


Please be advised that Tier 1-3 tickets do not include the Veterans Ball followed by the ceremony. The Veterans Ball is planned exclusively for members of the Academy of United States Veterans, Nominees and Presenters of the 5th Annual Veterans Awards.

 
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It is time for parents to teach young people early on that in diversity there is beauty and there is strength.
— Maya Angelou

VETTYS KEY DATES 

MONDAY, MAY 20, 2019

Nomination submissions closes

SUNDAY, JUNE 9, 2019

AUSV member voting opens

SUNDAY, JUNE 29, 2019

AUSV member voting closes

SUNDAY, JULY 6, 2019

5TH VETTY Nominations Announcement 

MONDAY, JULY 8, 2019

Public voting opens

FRIDAY, DECEMBER 20, 2019

Public voting closes

FRIDAY, JANUARY 17, 2020

Nominee Reception

SATURDAY, JANUARY 18, 2020

Presentation of the 5th Annual Veterans Awards

followed by the Vettys Ball

 
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