(Washington, D.C.) – Vikki Carr, one of the most popular and accomplished entertainers in the United States, will receive the VVA President’s Award for Excellence in the Arts on Saturday, August 14, in Orlando, Florida. The honor will be presented at the conference’s final event, the Awards Banquet, at the Rosen Centre, the site of the Leadership Conference.
Ms. Carr, who has won three Grammy Awards and has released more than 60 best-selling recordings, will be honored for her visit to Vietnam in 1966 with the actor and comedian Danny Kaye, and for her long, distinguished entertainment career in radio, television, film, music and theater.
The Leadership Conference brings together hundreds of Vietnam veteran advocates from around the nation. They will take part in four days of seminars, meetings, and other activities. Opening Ceremonies will be held Wednesday, August 11, at 8:45 am.
In keeping with VVA’s founding principle, “Never again will one generation of veterans abandon another,” members of Veterans of Modern Warfare, dedicated to serving our nation’s most recent veterans, will join Vietnam veterans in their leadership training. VVA’s supporting organization, the Associates of Vietnam Veterans of America, will hold its biennial convention and national elections concurrently with the Leadership Conference. More information on Vietnam Veterans of America and this event can be found at www.vva.org