The Forty & Eight  Charitable Veterans Since 1920

40&8 National Headquarters; 250 E 38th Street. Indianapolis, IN 46205

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40&8 Veterans Convention - Media Opportunities

Virginia Beach, VA, Sept 23-27, 2014


INDIANAPOLIS August 2014  The national headquarters of the Forty & Eight cordially invites members of the News Media to the group’s 95th annual Promenade Nationale (national convention) at the Wyndham Hotel, 5700 Atlantic Avenue, Virginia Beach, VA 23451, Sept 23-27, 2014.

There will be several opportunities for interviews and videotaping colorful events, to include:

8:30 a.m.       Wednesday, Sept. 24, 2014      Color Guard Competition (Atlantic Ballroom)


11:00 a.m.     Wednesday, Sept. 24, 2014      Children’s Clown Party (Patio)         


4:30 p.m.       Thursday, Sept. 25, 2014           Opening Ceremony, Flags, Memorial Service


1:00 p.m.        Friday, Sept. 26, 2014                Awards (Hero, City & Law Officer of the Year.)

Parade locomotives will be on display nearby.



Photo Right:  Forty et Eight’s 2014 Hero of the Year, Police Officer Nick Williams of Canton, Illinois; credited with a daring water rescue of two individuals. 


The Forty & Eight is a charitable honor society of American veterans since 1920.  Its official name is La Societe des Quarante Hommes et Huit Chevaux, derived from the French railway experience of U. S. troops in the First World War.

Forty & Eight’s National Media Kit is at .

Convention questions?  Contact 40&8’s Michael Bukowski at 757-773-6964.


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