Please join Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans of America (IAVA), along with special hosts Ron Perlman, Willie Geist, Bill Hemmer, and J.W. Cortes, on May 23–the Wednesday before Memorial Day–to kick off Fleet Week New York City in style!
Every year on the week before Memorial Day, IAVA members, our partners, friends and supporters gather for the unofficial launch of summer and to pay tribute to our military at a fun, inspiring and very special event here in NYC.
Together, with military, business and media VIPs, we gather together to hear from notable military guests, enjoy some great food and watch one of the the best military displays of the year: the Fleet Week Parade of Ships. Ships from the greatest Navy and Coast Guard on the planet pass the Statute of Liberty and make their way up the Hudson, to deliver our sailors, Marines, and Coast Guardsmen to the greatest city in the world for New York City Fleet Week. It is an incredible sight to see–and a fantastic, patriotic, educational family event. And a perfect place to bring your kids (with LOTS of room to run!). We’ll be gathering at Pier A, a stunning setting on the edge of The Battery, blocks from all the NYC war memorials and just across from the Statue of Liberty.
Please click here to get all of the details and to secure your tickets.
On June 6, Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans of America (IAVA), the leading voice of the Post-9/11 generation of veterans, will host its second annual “IAVA Salutes” event to recognize individuals who have demonstrated tremendous courage and leadership in support of the veterans community. This year’s IAVA Salutes event will be hosted at the Fried Frank offices in Washington D.C.
IAVA will honor Leo Shane with the Award for Leadership in Journalism for his excellence in reporting on veterans issues on Capitol Hill. IAVA will also honor Representative Brian Mast (FL-19) with the Award for Leadership in Government for his focus and effectiveness in ensuring veterans remain a priority on Capitol Hill.