[Nfbnet-members-list] Fwd: Announcement about the NABV National Meeting ON Sunday July 1, 2012 in Dallas

David Andrews dandrews at visi.com
Mon Jun 4 01:28:13 UTC 2012

>Attention All Interested In Veterans Issues!
>Guest Speaker Announcement.
>The National Association of Blind Veterans will hold it's annual 
>meeting in Dallas Texas at the Anatole Hilton Hotel  on Sunday Night 
>July 1, 2012 at 7PM thru 10PM (1900 - 2200) Fleur delei  A room.
>Our guest speaker will be Michael Hingson author of the Best Selling 
>book Thunder Dog. Here is a little about Michael.
>When the World Trade Center was attacked on 9-11, it was as though 
>the world stood still. It was a day that captured our full 
>attention. Michael Hingson and his Guide Dog Roselle were on the 
>78th floor of Tower One that day, and were able to make their way to 
>safety and survive the attack. The duo was immediately thrust into 
>the international spotlight, becoming well-known representatives of 
>the strength of the human/animal bond and a living example of the 
>powerful partnership that exists between a blind person and their 
>Guide Dog. In 2002 Michael joined the Guide Dogs for the Blind team 
>as the National Public Affairs director, to share his 
>story  throughout the world on behalf of the school.  In June of 
>2008 Michael left Guide Dogs to form The Michael Hingson Group to 
>continue his speaking career as well as to serve as a consultent for 
>corporations and organizations that need assistance with Inclusive 
>and Diversity training as well as adaptive technology training.
>Michael Hingson is available for speaking engagements, public 
>appearances, consulting and training contract positions and media interviews.
>In his own words:
>I lived through the 9-11 tragedy and have much to say about my 
>experiences leading up to and escaping from the terrorist attacks on 
>the World Trade Center. Since that day, I've traveled the world with 
>Roselle and her successors; at first to help people heal and hope, 
>and now, to help them find meaning and purpose. As a blind person 
>living in today's world I want people to see that while there are 
>many different kinds of people, each with their own different gifts, 
>we all can live and work together if we choose to open our minds and 
>hearts and become a more inclusive world. There are positive lessons 
>to be learned from every tragedy, and 9-11 is certainly no exception.
>Because I am blind, I have a unique perspective. Because I believe 
>in the power of partnering with my Guide Dog, I can speak from the 
>heart about teamwork and trust. I've been a guest numerous times on 
>Larry King Live, have been interviewed on Regis and Kelly, and have 
>appeared on the CBS Morning Show.
>Come meet and hear Michael as he engages all our fantastic veterans.
>Dwight D. Sayer
>PO Box 784957
>Winter Garden, Fl  34778
>Phone - (407) 877-8668
>president at nabv.org
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