Al Giordano, the National Service Director and
acting Chief Operating Officer for the Wounded Warrior Project, will give
the Keynote Speech at the Awards Luncheon at Vietnam Veterans of America’s
biennial National Leadership Conference on Friday, July 14, in Tucson. The
conference, which begins on Wednesday, July 12, will take place at the
Hilton El Conquistador Hotel and Resort.
The Wounded Warrior Project
is a non-profit organization that helps men and women of our armed forces
who have been severely injured during the conflicts in Iraq, Afghanistan,
and other locations around the world.
“Vietnam Veterans of
America’s founding principle is ‘Never again will one generation of
veterans abandon another,’ ” said VVA’s national President John Rowan. “We
welcome opportunities to work with veterans of the wars in Iraq and
Afghanistan and with worthy organizations such as the Wounded Warrior
Project, which does great work helping those who have served our nation on
the field of battle.”
Giordano, an attorney,
served in the U.S. Marine Corps from 1981-85 and from 1991-93. As National
Service Director and acting COO of the Wounded Warrior Project, he is
responsible for the management of all WWP programs benefiting the wounded,
including the distribution of backpacks, the provision of benefits
counseling, and the sponsorship of adaptive sports and recreation events.
The Leadership Conference
brings together hundreds of Vietnam veteran advocates from around the
nation. They will take part in four days of seminars, meetings, and other
activities. VVA’s supporting organization, the Associates of Vietnam
Veterans of America, will hold its biennial convention and national
elections concurrently with the Leadership Conference.