Heroes Gala 2016

IAVA’s 2016 Heroes Gala was a historic night. We brought together people from all generations, all industries and all backgrounds to unite in New York City on the 241st birthday of the United States Marine Corps and the night before Veterans Day.

The IAVA Heroes Gala is an annual celebration of the sprit of America, the tenacity of our veterans and the impact of our leaders.

It’s also our single most critical fundraiser of the year, powering all critical IAVA programs for the next 12 months–and ensures every single IAVA program, event and service is 100% free for our Post-9/11 Veterans and their families.

Interested in attending this year’s gala? Find information on our 2017 Heroes Gala here.

See all the photos from Heroes Gala 2016 online here

The Color Guard and National Anthem, sung by Army Veteran Emmy Cee

Opening Remarks from Host Willie Geist, Co-Anchor of MSNBC’s Morning Joe and Anchor of NBC’s Sunday Today

Remarks from IAVA CEO and Founder Paul Rieckhoff

Remarks from IAVA Lifetime Achievement Award Honoree, Leslie H. Gelb

Introduction by Miss USA and Army Veteran Deshauna Barber

Introduction by Special Guest General David Petraeus

Remarks from IAVA’s 2016 Civilian Leadership Award Honoree Kenneth Fisher

Introduction by Special Guest Jane Horton

Remarks from Veteran Leadership Award Honoree Patrick J. Murphy

Closing Remarks from IAVA CEO and Founder Paul Rieckhoff

Special thanks to Ken Yagoda, Sameer Khan and MILK for video production.

Interested in attending this year’s gala? Find more information our 2017 Heroes Gala here.



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