JANUARY 18, 2020 | WASHINGTON, D.C.
As veterans, we–Soldiers, Sailors, Airmen, Marines, and Coastguardsmen–have been and continue to be members of one of the most diverse institutions in our country, the US military. 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 hold different perspectives yet continue to 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.
“This is my first time hosting this event and it’s a great honor. Veterans are a group that I try to pay attention to on my show; they’re a group I try to pay attention to in my life” -Jake Tapper
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.