NCAB Honored With A NABEF Service To America President’s Special Award
The North Carolina Association of Broadcasters (NCAB) has been awarded The Service to America President's Special Award by the National Association of Broadcasters Education Foundation (NABEF) in recognition of its work on the Vietnam Veterans Homecoming Celebration held in March of 2012 at the Charlotte Motor Speedway in Charlotte, North Carolina.
By hosting the Vietnam Veterans Homecoming Celebration, NCAB, along with the USO of North Carolina and the Charlotte Motor Speedway, gave over 210,000 North Carolina Vietnam Veterans the rightful welcome home they never received. With involvement from Senator Richard Burr, ranking member of the US Senate Committee on Veterans' Affairs, NCAB drew broadcasters from all over the state to create and promote a memorable one-day event for Vietnam Veterans and their families, complete with a motorcycle parade, the Vietnam War Memory Wall and entertainers. Through its member stations, NCAB donated over $1,000,000 in public service announcements and produced a live one-hour broadcast of the celebration. Over 65,000 people attended the celebration, which was aired by over 30 television and radio stations.
About The Celebration of Service to America Awards
The Celebration of Service to America Awards are sponsored and produced by NABEF with major support from Hubbard Broadcasting, Inc., Bonneville International Corporation, and the National Association of Broadcasters. Details about the Celebration of Service to America Awards are available at www.nabef.org/STA.