In our America, there is a place for everyone. 

In celebration of the 45th President of the United States’ Inauguration and in honor of our service members, we will host an exclusive formal ball in the nation’s capital, Washington, D.C. on January 20, 2017. It will be a night of honor, elegance and celebration designed to bring together America’s service members and the most influential leaders and members of our society.  Veterans, Elected Officials, Campaign Surrogates and Celebrities will be joining us from around the nation at “The Most Elite Inauguration Celebration”.  

The Vettys Inaugural Ball is hosted and presented by the Coalition to Salute American's HeroesMilitary Order of the Purple Heart and Disabled American Veterans  with Paralyzed Veterans of America as a non-partisan celebration held on the night of the Presidential Inauguration to honor our proud, American tradition. 

 
 

HONORED GUESTS 

Gen. David L. Goldfein  

Chief of Staff of the U.S. Air Force

Chief of Staff of the U.S. Air Force

General Goldfein received his commission from the U.S. Air Force Academy in 1983. More...

Hon. Patrick J. Murphy

United States Under Secretary of the Army

United States Under Secretary of the Army

Mr. Patrick J. Murphy was appointed as the 32ndUnder Secretary of the Army and Chief Management Officer (CMO). More...

Melissa Fitzgerald

 Senior Director of Justice For Vets | Actress

 Senior Director of Justice For Vets | Actress

In November 2013, Melissa Fitzgerald joined Justice For Vets as its new Senior Director.  More....

Robert Patrick

Actor | Producer | Activis  

Actor | Producer | Activis  

Patrick is an actor who's worked with some of the top actors and directors in his field for the last 20 years. More...


The Veterans Awards (VETTYS) Ceremony


MASTER OF CEREMONY 

Veteran | Author | Columnist

Boone Cutler is an author, columnist, music video director and Warfighter Rights leader that has become the first nationally recognized radio talkshow personality who is also a combat veteran from the current war. Boone’s message is simple, “America has lost faith in what they used to believe were the heroes of Hollywood, America has become disgusted with the political climate of today so the only place to turn to and trust for leadership is the Warfighter”.

He began writing his Iraq War inspired novel "Voodoo in Sadr City" during his combat tour in Iraq and later completed it during his two-year recovery from wartime injuries at Walter Reed Army Medical Center, during the Neglect Scandal of 2007. After his recovery Boone began to see a major void in the Warfighter community and decided to approach Fox News affiliate 99.1 FM Talk with the concept of a new show that focused on national, international and social events based on the Warfighter’s perspective.

In 2011, his show "Tipping Point with Boone Cutler" began and gave him a weekly stage for his raw Paratrooper, no-holds-barred style, quickly becoming a hit over the air waves and online with curious mainstream American listeners, and his fellow Warfighters. More...

CASSIDY DIANA

To Perform "Salute"

Singer, songwriter, and multi-instrumentalist Cassidy Diana Wetherell was born into  a military family in Asheville, North Carolina. She and her family endured hardships growing up in a post 9/11 active duty environment and had to relocate 14 times.

With the solid support of her family and a persevering spirit, Cassidy began performing live; gracing stages from New York to North Carolina to Nashville and garnering the attention of the music industry along the way. Johnny Van Zant of Lynyrd Skynyrd was one of her first mentors and she has performed alongside Trace Adkins, Craig Morgan, Chris Janson, Tyler Farr, Cole Swindell, The Marshall Tucker Band, The Little River Band, and many more.


The Vettys Inaugural Ball Challenge Coin

A challenge coin is a traditional memento carried by Service Members in commemoration their unit's history and the time they spent in the unit.  Unit coins capture the very essence of military affiliation and are a mark of pride in those that carry them.

Own a piece of history by securing your Vettys Inaugural Ball Challenge Coin. Donate $50 toward our "Sponsor a Vet" campaign and join the tradition by owning this historic coin. 

Donate to Secure your coin

Donate to Win

Enter To Win | Sponsor A Vet 

Everyday, we receive requests from veterans who do not have the means to join their brothers and sisters on this historic night. The Academy of United States Veterans has created a scholarship fund to provide complimentary and discounted tickets to veterans and active duty members of the United States military. Enter to Win Two Presidential Inaugural Ball Tickets and contribute to our Sponsor a Vet campaign. 

Your $50 donation will provide you with a chance to win tickets. The winner of the next raffle will be announced on December 22, 2016. Your tickets are transferable.

This is a win-win opportunity for all involved. Every $50 donated to enter into the competition will help in sponsoring a veteran to attend the Vettys Presidential Inaugural Ball.  

The November 15th Winner is

MS. SHARON MENDY of CALIFORNIA


HONORING OUR FALLEN HEROES 

On January 21, 2017, our team will deliver all flower arrangements from the ball to the Arlington National Cemetery. We will lay them on the gravesite on those who have given all to our country and our freedom. 

"I feel how weak and fruitless must be any word of mine which should attempt to beguile you from the grief of a loss so overwhelming. But I cannot refrain from tendering you the consolation that may be found in the thanks of the Republic they died to save.

I pray that our Heavenly Father may assuage the anguish of your bereavement, and leave you only the cherished memory of the loved and lost, and the solemn pride that must be yours to have laid so costly a sacrifice upon the altar of freedom."- President Lincoln


HONORARY HOST COMMITTEE