IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Press Release

August 2, 2001

No. 01-20 
301 585-4000
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Contact: Jim Greene


YORKTOWN MAN WINS ASSOCIATES OF VIETNAM VETERANS OF AMERICA’S 2001 MEMBER OF THE YEAR AWARD


Paul Kirby, a high school teacher from Yorktown, Virginia, received the 2001 Member of the Year Award from the Associates of Vietnam Veterans of America (AVVA) at the organization’s biennial Leadership Conference. The conference is being held in conjunction with Vietnam Veterans of America’s 10th National biennial Convention in Greensboro, North Carolina. 

“Paul Kirby has devoted a tremendous amount of time working on behalf of Vietnam veterans,” said AVVA President Nancy Switzer, as she presented the award on the VVA Convention floor. “He has been an active member of his chapter, and participates in many activities, including fundraisers and VA Hospital visits, and encourages his high school students to participate with him in chapter activities.”

Switzer also cited Kirby’s organization of a student drama club production of the student-written play, “Carved in Stone,” which honors Vietnam veterans. “He and his wife have traveled all over the country with the students,” she said, “performing the moving production for veterans organizations, churches and civic groups.” 

Kirby will be with a group of students who will perform the play on Friday night, August 3, at 8:00 at the VVA National Convention, which is being held at the Sheraton Hotel in Greensboro.

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