Date(s) - 23 June 2012
Thank you for your recommendation for the White House Vietnam Veterans Champions of Change event.
Today, the White House Office of Public Engagement will honor eleven individuals within the veterans’ community, especially those who served in Vietnam, who are Champions of Change. These individuals have shown continued support for efforts to end veterans’ homelessness, boost veterans’ employment, treat problems with substance abuse, and develop treatment programs for those dealing with PTSD.
“Today’s Vietnam Veteran Champions of Change represent some of the best of their generation – those who served with dedication and courage. These American patriots continue to serve in their communities today, improving the lives of their fellow veterans and military families,” said Rosye Cloud, the White House Director of Veterans, Wounded Warrior and Military Family Policy. “As we mark the 50th anniversary of the Vietnam War, we are reminded of their unwavering commitment to their country yesterday, today and tomorrow.”
The Champions of Change program was created as a part of President Obama’s Winning the Future initiative. Each week, a different sector is highlighted and groups of Champions, ranging from educators to entrepreneurs to community leaders, are recognized for the work they are doing to serve and strengthen their communities.
To watch this event live, visit www.whitehouse.gov/live at 12:00 pm EST.
The White House Champions of Change Program