(Editor’s Note: The following information was submitted to Boston Media Watch by WCVB-TV. No endorsement intended.)
The Boston Convention Host Committee has announced WCVB Channel 5 as its Official Media Partner for the Congressional Medal Of Honor Society’s annual convention in Boston.
The CMOHS will hold its annual convention and Patriot Award Dinner in Boston for an unprecedented third time from September 15-20. Approximately 50 of the nation’s 79 living Medal of Honor Recipients will be in Boston for the event.
As Official Media Partner, WCVB will work with the Boston Host Committee to promote the visit to Boston by America’s most revered military heroes through media coverage, a Public Service Announcement and promotion of public events, including visits by Medal of Honor Recipients to Boston-area schools and the Massachusetts State House. WCVB EyeOpener anchor Randy Price, who began his television career with the American Forces Radio and Television Service as a member of the U.S. Air Force, will emcee the official welcome event on Wednesday, September 16 at the State House. In addition, WCVB’s Phil Lipof will serve as emcee of the dinner program on Friday, September 19 at the Seaport Hotel. WCVB will also air an edition of its Chronicle program dedicated to the CMOHS’ visit to Boston at 7:30 p.m. on Wednesday, September 16.
“We are very pleased to have WCVB as our Official Media Partner,’’ said Tom Lyons, Chairman of the Boston Host Committee. “WCVB has a decades long reputation for broadcast and civic excellence and we are certain they will help us promote this unprecedented third convention in Boston by our nation’s Medal of Honor Recipients, who have a strong bond with Boston and its residents.’’
“Our support of the Congressional Medal of Honor Society Convention is in keeping with our parent company Hearst’s corporate initiative in support of veterans,” said Bill Fine, WCVB President and General Manager. “The Medal of Honor Recipients have served our country with extraordinary bravery and valor and we are looking forward to working with the Host Committee to provide the due honor and recognition that these individuals so justly deserve.”
The Medal of Honor Recipients held their first Boston convention in October 2001 a month after postponing the event because of the September 11 terrorist attacks. The Medal of Honor Society was the only organization to reschedule their Boston convention following 9/11.
The Medal of Honor Recipients returned to Boston in 2006 and were again welcomed warmly by the city. Their 2015 convention will mark the first time the Medal of Honor Recipients have held their convention three times in the same city.
The 2015 convention will culminate with the Congressional Medal of Honor Society’s Patriot Award Dinner on Sept. 19 at the Seaport Hotel Boston where the Recipients will honor Marine Corps Commandant Gen. Joseph F. Dunford Jr., New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft, Bob Woodruff of ABC News and celebrity Chef Robert Irvine, for their commitment to our veterans and men and women currently serving in the Armed Forces.
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