Institute for Veterans and Military Families to receive national American Legion Award Nov. 17th


Syracuse, N.Y. – On Tuesday, Nov. 17, at 10 a.m., The American Legion will present its Patriot Award to the Institute for Veterans and Military Families and Mike Haynie, vice chancellor for strategic initiatives and innovation and the founder and executive director of the IVMF. The award is given to recognize great deeds and exemplary acts of service. The event will be broadcast live here from the K.G. Tan Auditorium in the Daniel and Gayle D’Aniello Building at the National Veterans Resource Center.

The American Legion is the nation’s largest veterans service organization, committed to mentoring youth and sponsorship of community programs, advocating patriotism and honor, promoting strong national security, and continued devotion to servicemembers and veterans.

Following the presentation of the award, Past National Commander Fang Wong of the American Legion and Dr. Mike Haynie will discuss topics that include higher education for veterans, training for transitioning veterans and the challenges associated with being newly disenfranchised from service.

photo: Daniel and Gayle D’Aniello Building at the National Veterans Resource Center