Blasingame, Burch, Garrard & Ashley, P.C. (BBGA) was a sponsor of this year’s Athens-Area Chapter of the Military Officers Association of America (AAMOAA), and the Georgia Military Veterans Hall of Fame’s (GMVHOF) 63rd Annual State Conference. The AAMOAA hosted this year’s statewide event.
The organizing committee started planning for the conference in February of 2020, the year COVID-19 impacted everyone. Because of COVID, the conference was postponed for two years. The conference was held on Nov. 17-20 and brought members of the MOAA and GMVHOF from across Georgia to the City of Athens. The group had the opportunity to attend a President’s Reception and various tours, including a Back to School Tour of the University of Georgia’s North Campus, the Botanical Gardens, a City of Athens Bus Ride, a tour of the Butts Mehre Sports Complex, and a tour of the Medical College. Other events included a UGA Men’s Basketball game at Stegeman Coliseum, a silent auction, a social hour and banquet, and a memorial service.
The MOAA is the nation’s largest association of military officers. It is a nonprofit organization that advocates for veterans, service members, and their families. BBGA is proud that several firm members are Veterans and was honored to partner with AAMOAA to support this year’s annual conference and recognize those who have served.