Arlington, VA (PRWEB) October 21, 2013
WHAT: 2013 USO Gala: Honoring Those Who Serve
WHEN: Friday, October 25, 2013
4:30 p.m. Media in place for interviews
5:00 p.m. USO Service Member of the Year interviews
6:00 p.m. Red Carpet/VIP Reception
7:30 p.m. Dinner & Evening Program
WHERE: Washington Hilton
1919 Connecticut Avenue, NW
Washington, DC 20009
WHO: Spirit of the USO Award
Master of Ceremonies
Sloan Gibson, President, USO
USO Service Members of the Year Awards
USO Volunteer of the Year Award
WHY: Continuing a time-honored tradition of recognizing the bravery, loyalty and heroism of an enlisted service hero from each branch of the military, the USO will present this year’s USO Service Member of the Year Awards at the star-studded 2013 USO Gala in Washington, DC on Friday, October 25, 2013. The USO will also present its USO Volunteer of the Year Award and Spirit of the USO Award.
On September 18, 2013, the heroes and their significant others were recognized by 20th Century Fox for their service and sacrifice, and invited to attend the star-studded “Runner, Runner” premiere at Planet Hollywood in Las Vegas as special guests. While onsite the group walked the Red Carpet and were treated to photos with Justin Timberlake, who extended his heartfelt congratulations and gratitude.
For more than 72 years, the USO has been lifting the spirits of America’s troops and their families. An estimated 1,100 guests will gather to pay special tribute to our men and women in uniform. Guests include Washington dignitaries, celebrities, Members of Congress, military leadership, members of the USO Board of Governors and USO Corporate sponsors.
The USO is a private, nonprofit organization that lifts the spirits of America’s troops and their families millions of times each year at hundreds of places worldwide. It provides a touch of home through USO centers at airports and military bases in the U.S. and abroad, top quality entertainment and innovative services. The USO also provides critical support to those who need us most, including forward-deployed troops, military families, wounded warriors and their families and the families of the fallen. USO programs and services are made possible by the American people, support of our corporate partners and dedication of our volunteers and staff.
Chair: David J. McIntyre, Jr., TriWest Healthcare Alliance
Co-Chairs: Rima Al-Sabah, Lilibet Hagel, Barbara Levin, Patricia McKeon, Deanie Dempsey, Mary Jo Myers, Margaret Gibson
Tickets: $1,000 per ticket. For more information or to obtain table sponsorship information, visit uso.org/gala or contact gala(at)uso(dot)org.