National Veterans Award Dinner
A perpetual National Veterans Award was created in Birmingham for America’s first official National Veterans Day observance November 11, 1954 as authorized by Congress. Its purpose is to honor an outstanding veteran in the United States each year who has made the greatest contribution to further the patriotic interests of veterans and veteran organizations throughout the country. Every year, the award is presented at the National Veterans Award Dinner in Birmingham. This year only, due to concerns about crowd size and social distancing, the dinner will be private. We look forward to next year, as we hope that we can all gather together again.