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WASHINGTONJan. 5, 2017 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Academy of United States Veterans, is proud to announce that the spirit of unity and solidarity will be on display as the Veterans and First Responders communities come together for the Inauguration of the 45th President of the United States of America. The Vettys Presidential Inaugural Ball and Awards will be held at the Hay-Adams hotel on January 20, 2017 at 7:00 pm hosted by the Academy of United States Veterans, Coalition to Salute America's Heroes, Disabled American Veterans, Paralyzed Veterans of America, and United Technologies. 

The Vettys will be presented to six outstanding Veterans Service Organizations and individuals for their boots on the ground dedication and selfless service to Veterans and their families.  Recipients of the Vetty for 2017 include: Team Red, White and Blue for the Veterans Community Award; The Honorable Patrick J. Murphy, Under Secretary of the Army, Veterans Leadership Award; Coalition to Salute America's Heroes, Veterans Homelessness Prevention Award; American Veterans Disabled for Life Memorial, Veterans Community Award; Dog Tag Inc, Veterans Employment Award; Southeastern Guide Dogs, Veterans Mental Health Award; and in memory of Navy SEAL LT Michael P. Murphy, the Education Award will be presented to Georgetown University. 

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