AMVETS Silver Helmet Awards Gala
Event on 2017-03-10 17:30:00
Please join us for the 60th Annual Silver Helmet Awards Gala being held on Friday, March 10, 2017 as we celebrate our 2017 Silver Helmet honorees: Rehabilitation Award: Dr. Kenneth Lee Congressional Award: Senator Johnny Isakson Americanism Award: Linda Puller AMVET of the Year: Dr. Charles Kissel The Silver Helmet Award Since its first presentation in 1954, the Silver Helmet Award has acquired a reputation for being the most prestigious award among Veteran’s Service Organizations. The award is given to recognize excellence and achievements in fields such as Americanism, Defense, Rehabilitation, Congressional Service, Civil Service and Peace. The very first Silver helmet Award was presented to General George C. Marshall on the 10th anniversary of the founding of AMVETS, and past award winners have included presidents, senators, civic leaders and even comedians and singers. The Silver Helmet Award, created to symbolize General Marshall’s leadership, has become known as “The Veterans Oscar.” In addition to the Silver Helmet, the AMVETS Auxiliary presents the Humanitarian Award to an outstanding American who serves our country in peace and war, who builds and maintains the welfare of the United States of America toward lasting prosperity and peace for all its inhabitants. The Sons of AMVETS also recognize a distinguished civic leader for their National Aid and Support. Event details including our past and present recipients, may be found at http://www.amvets.org/events-information/silver-helmet/ We are thrilled Kerry Cahill will be joining us as the Emcee of the 2017 Silver Helmet Awards Banquet! Many may recognize Kerry from her roll as Lt. Whitley in last year’s major picture Terminator Genisys. Kerry will soon be a familiar face in this year’s release of Free State of Jones starring Matthew McConaughey. Kerry proudly describes herself as an Army brat, very familiar with the trials and tribulations of the military. Garnering all sincere admiration and respect, she is no stranger to AMVETS’ cause in raising awareness toward lowering suicides among our ranks. And she is no stranger to the dangers and tragedies that befall those who serve our nation. Kerry’s passion is inspired by her father’s work as a physician assistant, working with pre- and post-deploying Soldiers at Ft. Hood, Texas. Tragically, Michael Cahill was killed in 2009 by a gunman, along with 12 others at Ft. Hood.
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Alexandria, United States