by Sam Huhn
As my two years as your National President come to a close, I wish to convey what an honor and privilege it has been for me to serve and represent you. I also thank our proactive Board of Directors for their unwavering support.
We have successfully transitioned the 20 years of Tom Miller’s executive leadership to our new Executive Director, Al Avina. In a short year and a half he has put his brand on BVA, realigning the field service operation and initiating the digitalization of our records and finances. The support and cooperation of the BVA staff have also helped make the transition a successful one.
I have had some amazing experiences as National President. I can only thank you, our membership, for your vote of confidence to allow me to serve in this manner.
I have been invited to the White House on two different Veterans Days, meeting with both the President and Vice President. I have also presented two Veterans Day wreaths at the hallowed Tomb of the Unknowns at Arlington National Cemetery. On two different occasions I have also outlined, orally and in written statements, our legislative priorities and the things we have hoped to see accomplished before joint sessions of the House and Senate Committees on Veterans Affairs.
Sam Huhn presented 2012 David L. Schnair Award to Enrique Sanchez of the New York Regional Group at 67th National Convention Awards Banquet August 23, 2012.
Now I enter the ranks of Past National President. I do so with a solemn vow to do my best to uphold the motto “Blinded Veterans Helping Blinded Veterans.”
Thanks to all of our veterans and their families. May God bless. Semper Fi.