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Barbara Walters Hosts DADT Event

By Charlotte Robinson, September 16, 2012
On September 18th in commemoration the first anniversary of the repeal of “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” Barbara Walters & Broadway Stars will join SLDN (Servicemembers Legal Defense Network), OutServe & the Interbank Roundtable Committee (IRC) in presenting “Celebrating Our Heroes: A Tribute to America’s Service Members & Veterans” aboard the Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum Pier 86 in New York City. The event will be a tribute to American service members & veterans & will honor former Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, Admiral Mike Mullen, who played a significant leadership role in repeal which took place on September 20, 2011. Barbara Walters, ABC News & co-host of The View will emcee the event featuring remarks by Admiral Mullen & there will be 3 Broadway ensemble performances. Army Veteran & SLDN Executive Director Aubrey Sarvis stated, "This historic & emotional event presents a unique – indeed, a once in a lifetime – opportunity to reinforce the meaningful part that Admiral Mullen played in the 'Don't Ask, Don't Tell' repeal process. No one played a more pivotal role than Admiral Mullen in securing the support of Congress and the military for repeal.” The September 18th celebration in NYC will be the first in a series events hosted by SLDN & OutServe across the country during the week to commemorate the first year of open service by America's gay & lesbian service members. It is sponsored by: UBS - Verizon - Bank of America - Bloomberg - BNY Mellon - DiversityInc - Viacom - Winston & Strawn LLP - Absolut - Citigroup - Ernst & Young - GlaxoSmithKline - HBO - Hilton Worldwide - Human Rights Campaign - Hershey’s - Log Cabin Republicans - Merck - Miller Lite - Renna Communications - UPS - Broadway Cares/Equity Fights Aids - Comcast & NBC/Universal - Credit Suisse - GM - Informatica - SAP - Shook, Hardy & Bacon LLP - Gay City News - FSIX - Interbank Roundtable Committee - The OUT NYC - KTCHN - XL Nightclub. The event will begin with a VIP reception at 5:30P The general admission event will begin at 6:30P & will conclude at 9:30P. Updates to Come...:)
For Info & Tix: sldn.org/intrepid2012
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