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Here are some pictures from the 15th Annual George "Buck" Gillispie Congressional Awards Reception hosted by the BAVF on June 13th 2000. Additionally there are pictures of the 15th Annual BAVF Flag Day Picnic. Click on the thumbnail picture to bring up a larger version. Click here to see last year's pictures.
Jack Smith of ABC News, the event's Master of Ceremonies, with Representative Bob Filner accepting his George "Buck" Gillispie Congressional Award.
Representative Bob Filner with Senator Jeff Sessions and the Honorable Togo West Secretary VA.
From left to right. Jack Smith, Carlton Sherwood, and Henry Allen of the Washington Post accepting his Carlton Sherwood Media Award.
Herschel Gober, Deputy Secretary, VA and an unidentified person.
Al Borego, Assistant Secretary, Labor and Herschel Gruber, Deputy Secretary, VA.
Representative Connie Morella holding newborn Isabella Vazirani. Proud father Ashish Vazirani is to her right.
Cub Scouts that led the Pledge of Allegiance. Brian Ciak, seated and Jeff Ciak standing.
John Fales, President BAVF and Deputy Secretary VA Herschel Gober.
Denise Broucinek accepting her George Alexander Memorial Volunteer Service Award. Pictured from left to right are; John Fales, Jan Broucinek, Jack Smith, Denise Broucinek, and Ann Marie Alexander - daughter of the late George Alexander.
Jan Broucinek accepting his George Alexander Memorial Volunteer Service Award.
Everett Alvarez, held prisoner in Vietnam for 8 1/2 years, talking with unidentified guests.
Denise Broucinek and Jack Smith, ABC News Correspondent.
Representative Lane Evans and Togo West, Secretary, VA.
A nice picture of attendees conversing. Among those pictured are Everett Alvarez and Deputy Sec. Herschel Gober.
John Fales, President of the BAVF, received several phone calls during the reception. Here he is informing the caller that he is "in church" to call him later.
Unidentified person with Togo West, Secretary VA and Al Borego, Assistant Secretary for Veterans Affairs, Deparment of Labor.
Deputy Secretary VA, Herchel Gober with Butch Joeckel, Silver Star recipient and Everett Alvarez.
Pitney Bowes Universal Access Copier. Pictured are Michael J. Critelli, Chairman and CEO Pitney Bowes, John Fales, President BAVF and an unnamed Pitney Bowes representative.
Pitney Bowes Universal Access Copier. Pictured are Michael J. Critelli, Chariman and CEO Pitney Bowes, and two unnamed persons.
Secretary VA Togo West and Larry Babbitts, U.S. Department of Labor (PA).
Deputy Secretary VA, Herschel Gruber and Dennis Wyant, VA (Retired), current BAVF officer.
Flag Day Picnic Pictures:
Lakis Hot Dog cart.
Hula contest at the picnic.
Pool at the picnic.
Click here to see last year's pictures.
A video of the 15h Annual Congressional Awards Reception is available by selecting the following link.
Video of the 15th Annual Congressional Awards Reception
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