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UNITED COLORS OF ALL NATIONS

A CELEBRATION OF HUMANITY

IN HONOR OF OUR GLOBAL UNITY

5TH ANNUAL VETERANS AWARDS | JANUARY 18, 2020 | WASHINGTON | D.C. 

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CASEY AFFLECK'S 

LIGHT OF MY LIFE

CASEY DEDICATED THE TAMPA AND D.C. PREMIRE OF HIS DIRECTORIAL DEBUT TO THE MILITRAY COMMUNITY 

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GREAT MOMENTS

SEAL Team season premiere and cast reception in Los Angeles

Academy of United States Veterans and Blue Star Families hosted the season premiere of CBS' hit series, SEAL Team. David Boreanaz and the entire cast of SEAL Team arrived in Hollywood for a special meet & greet and screening of the first episode of the seasons 2 of the show. 

Veterans and military families gathered to celebrate the second season of the series in style. 

CNN's Jake Tapper:

The Host

Our beloved friend and veteran activist, Jake Tapper, returned as the ceremony host for the 4th Annual Veterans Awards. His passion for journalism and advocacy has lead him to be an avid supporter of our mission here at AUSV. Creating relationships with those in the television industry is hard, but individuals like Mr. Tapper seize the opportunity to shine a light on our veterans community.

General John F. Kelly at the

3rd Vettys

John Francis Kelly is a retired U.S. Marine Corps General who attended the 3rd Vettys as an honored guest. Kelly enlisted in the Marine Corps during the Vietnam War and then later commissioned as an officer. He rose through the ranks, eventually serving in his last military post as the four-star General leading the United States Southern Command, the unified combatant command responsible for American military operations in Central America, South America, and the Caribbean.

Casey Affleck | 4th Vettys

Actor Casey Affleck & 

Major Sam Kriegler

Academy Award Winner Casey Affleck and Major Sam Kriegler, two impressive men in our community, were proudly waiting to present the winner for the Mental Health Vetty. Moments later, they announced Boulder Crest Retreat as the 4th Annual Veterans Award winner. This was a great moment of integration between the veterans and entertainment communities.

Actress Shohreh Aghdashloo hosted the Veterans of All Nations Gala

An Oscar viewing celebrating our NATO Alliance and Unity of Global Forces was held in Washington, D.C. NATO delegates and veteran leaders were present at the Veterans of All Nations Gala dressed in black tie. It was a night of glamour and unity that brought the community together representing guests from all walks of life. 

Academy Award Nominated and Emmy Award Winning Actress, Shohreh Aghdashloo hosted the event in honor of our service members.

Anne Heche and

cast of The Brave

Primetime Emmy Nominee Anne Heche attended alongside her fellow cast members of the tv series, The Brave, where she excitingly met with servicemen and women and listened to their unique experiences. This was a fantastic evening where members of Hollywood and the veterans community came together, sharing their touching stories and dynamic insights.

Camaraderie

There is no longing to relive the painful moments of terror and loss. What we miss in our lives as veterans are the strength of our relationships, our bond and camaraderie that we once shared. We search for ways to come together, to reconnect with one another.

Advocacy

We call upon all Americans to raise awareness of the resources and support services available in their communities for mental health, women’s rights, human rights, LGBT rights, suicide prevention,  and sustainable healthcare; not for our veterans only, but for all Americans.

Unity

Bridging the divides between the veterans and our most powerful American communities with the mentality that our veterans carry— honor, integrity, and selflessness, which are the hallmark of a true leader that can counter prejudice and injustice.

 

“We are a nation of communities... a brilliant diversity spread like stars, like a thousand points of light in a broad and peaceful sky. ”

PRESIDENT GEORGE H. W. BUSH

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PRESIDENT BARACK OBAMA