Calendar of Events
This year we are joining forces with the Mental Health Association of New York City and moving the venue of Visible Honor for Invisible Wounds, our annual event to commemorate National PTSD Awareness Day, from Washington, DC to New York City.
Ceremonies are scheduled to begin at 10:00 AM, June 28, in Foley Square directly across Center Street from the Federal Courthouse in Downtown Manhattan.
VISIBLE HONOR FOR INVISIBLE WOUNDS
Saturday June 22, 2013
Presentation by Honor for ALL to Commemorate and Promote
National Post Traumatic Stress Disorder Awareness Day
9:30 Presentation of Colors - Armed Forces Color Guard
National Anthem US Marine Corps Band
9:35 Dedication - Thomas Mahany
Founder, Honor for ALL
Taps / Pie Jesu - Marine Corps Band / Mary Callaghan Lynch
10:00 Keynote Address - Brigadier General John M. Cho
Deputy Chief of Staff for Operations
US Army Medical Command
10:10 Eliminating Stigma of Invisible Wounds -Tanya Bradsher
Asst. Press Secretary for National Security and Defense
White House Representative
10:20 Naval Medical Research Development - Rear Admiral Bruce A. Doll
Commanding Officer, Navy Medicine Research and
Office of the Surgeon General US Navy
10:30 Significance of PTSD Awareness Day - Ryan Bernstein
Chief of Staff
US Senator John Hoeven (R-ND)
10:40 Veteran Testimonial - Jerry Yellin
WWII Veteran, US Army Air Corps
10:50 Mental Health Parity - Gregg Keesling
Father of Army SPC Chancellor Keesling, suicide victim
11:00 Military Suicide Prevention Act - Marta McLellan Ross
Military Legislative Assistant
US Senator Joe Donnelly (D-IN)
11:10 Meeting Veterans Where They Are - Sonja V. Batten, Ph.D.
Department of Veterans Affairs
11:20 TBI and Psychiatrics - Ruth Brannon, M.S.P.H., M.A.
US Department of Education
11:25 Advancing Effective Treatment Options - Eugene G. Lipov, M.D.
Medical Director, Chicago Medical Innovations
11:35 Healing the Invisible Wounds of War - Col. (Ret.) Elspeth Ritchie, M.D.
Chief Medical Officer
Department of Mental Health, District of Columbia
11:45 Invisible Wounds - Peter Duffy
Deputy Legislative Director
National Guard of the United States
11:50 Bridging the Civilian-Military Divide - Major General (Ret) Alan B. Salisbury
Chairman and CEO
Code of Support Foundation
12:00 Open Mike