Next week, we will formally announce that Admiral Mike Mullen, former Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, will headline SLDN's celebration of the first anniversary of "Don't Ask, Don't Tell" (DADT) repeal this September. But you can use this link today to get your tickets early.
This historic and emotional event presents a unique – indeed, a once in a lifetime – opportunity to reinforce the meaningful part that Admiral Mullen played in the DADT repeal process.
Indeed, members of Congress and observers alike sat transfixed as he testified before the Senate Armed Services Committee on February 2, 2010, at the height of the repeal fight, saying:
"No matter how I look at the issue, I cannot escape being troubled by the fact that we have in place a policy which forces young men and women to lie about who they are in order to defend their fellow citizens. For me, it comes down to integrity – theirs as individuals and ours as an institution."
We are thrilled to honor Admiral Mullen with this event and hope you will be able to join us. We look forward to announcing additional exciting details about this event next week!
Click here to purchase your tickets today. We look forward to celebrating with you in New York City on September 18!
06-21-12 By Aubrey Sarvis, Army Veteran & SLDN Executive Director |