Barbara Walters on Tuesday will host a
celebration marking the one year anniversary of “Don't Ask, Don't
Celebrating Our Heroes: A Tribute to
America's Service Members & Veterans will take place aboard
the Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum in New York City. The
event, sponsored by Servicemembers Legal Defense Network (SLDN),
OutServe and the Interbank Roundtable Committee (IRC), will honor
Admiral Mike Mullen, the former Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of
Staff, for his leadership role in repeal of the military policy which
for 18 years banned gay and bisexual troops from serving openly.
“The addition of Barbara Walters as
our emcee for the evening makes an already exciting lineup even more
spectacular. It's only fitting that America's most influential and
accomplished journalist – who has made history herself a time or
two – would join us for this historic and emotional event,”
Aubrey Sarvis, executive director of SLDN, said in a statement.
The “Don't Ask, Don't Tell” policy
officially ended on September 20, 2011.
Tickets for Celebrating Our Heroes
can be purchased at www.sldn.org/intrepid2012.
over DADT repeal prove unfounded as first anniversary nears.)