Indianapolis, IN.  September 2014 will now and forevermore be recognized as National Heroes Month. National Heroes Month in the period of September 1 through September 30, where the United States along with the world remembers, recognizes and celebrates all those who have given selflessly to improve humanity of the world, country, community and/or their families.
The month of September was chosen as the starting point of celebration because the month holds recognition to some of the exemplary displays of heroism, to include but not limited to 9/11 Patriot Day, 9/18 US Air Force Birthday and the 3rd Friday in every month, National POW/MIA Recognition Day.
The American Basketball Association (ABA) has joined Veterans Supplemental Support Network’s (a nonprofit organization) or VSSN’s global community of supporters (National Heroes Month Committee) who work tirelessly to educate the public on the seriousness of selflessly giving,  In addition, the committee works together to procure city, state, and a federal proclamation from the US President publicly stating
September as National Heroes Month.
Developing Historical Occurrences
National Heroes Month was designated by Daisy Tate (volunteer Executive Director of VSSN) on September 1, 2013 and celebrated throughout the South Region of Riverside County and North County San Diego in California to include the communities within the cities of Temecula, Murrieta, Menifee, Lake Elsinore, Vista, Oceanside, Camp Pendleton and more.  The recognition and celebratory month in 2013 was heavily supported by Congressman Duncan Hunter (CA-52), State Senator Joel Anderson (36th District, Assemblywoman Marie Waldron (AD-75), Councilman Chuck Washington (city of Temecula with several remembrance and celebratory events being held in over 41 communities.
Shortly after this celebration, Senator Joel Anderson introduced the bill to California state legislature in January 2014 to proclaim September as a month to recognize, remember, and encourage heroism while over 38 other states began to follow suit throughout the US with the anticipation of inspiring the President to federally proclaim September as National Heroes Month.
National Heroes Month in September affords an excellent opportunity for our nation to come together while protecting and globally expanding our country’s values by simply appreciating and empowering the spirit of heroism; it is a wonderful opportunity to educate, call to action, recognize and pay homage to those acts of kindness from individuals, groups, organizations, institutions, small business and/or corporations which give  back without an expected return.
A Slam Dunk Partnership
The American Basketball Association (ABA) www.abalive.com is the largest professional sports league in the US and the most diversified professional sports league ever with over 75% of its teams owned by
African-Americans, Hispanics, Asians, women, military personnel, police, firefighters, teachers. The ABA and its 200 coaches and over 1000 players have accepted the mission to educate and engage their
communities as well as gain proclamations in over 90 cities and over 30 states which host ABA teams.
The ABA is also partnering with Proud to Serve America (www.proudtoserveamerica.com) which supports the military, police, firefighters and teachers. PTSA has committed to support National Heroes Month.
Along with the ABA, VSSN welcomes the partnership of top media and marketing companies such as NBC/Universal/Comcast and Hallmark.
The Veterans Supplemental Support Network (VSSN) www.vetsupportnet.org) (nonprofit) is comprised of so many dedicated individuals who optimize their purpose to “meet the needs of service members present and past by honoring the service.”  Many of VSSN’s dedicated staff and volunteers are military service members, veterans, family members, teachers, law enforcement, fire fighters and do gooders who bring a personal
commitment unlike any other in support of their fellow brothers and sisters.
If you would like to join the National Heroes Month Committee and be a part of this historical movement, or if you would like more information how you can participate email tatedaisy@gmail.com or call Daisy Tatre
or Constance Glenn at 951 821 VSSN (8776) or visit www.abalive.com or www.vetsupportnet.org.
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