No. 035-00  
      IMMEDIATE RELEASE                            August 2, 2000                           (301) 585-4000


BUFFALO, N.Y.- Miss America 2000 Heather French, who is on a national speaking tour entitled The Forgotten Heroes: Honoring Our Nation’s Homeless Veterans, to be keynote speaker at Vietnam Veterans of America’s 8th biennial National Leadership Conference.  The event is scheduled for 9 a.m., Thursday, August 3, 2000, at the Buffalo Hyatt Regency in the Grand Ballroom.  Immediately following the keynote address, Miss French will hold a press availability in the Sun Garden on Hyatt’s mezzanine.

VVA’s point of contact for additional information is VVA’s Public Affairs Director Scott D. Campbell at (716) 856-1234.  Schedules of events and media opportunities for Buffalo may be obtained by contacting the VVA Media Relations Office at (716) 855-4976

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