Thursday night the organization holds its annual Business and Humanitarian Awards dinner, celebrating the repeal of the U.S. military's "don't ask, don't tell" policy that banned openly gay service members.
It will honor Maj. Margaret Witt, the Air Force flight nurse from Spokane who was discharged from McChord Air Force Base in 2004 for being a lesbian.
She fought that decision and won a U.S. District Court order for reinstatement last year.
Witt will receive the group's Voice for Social Justice award from retired Col. Margarethe Cammermeyer, who served in the Washington National Guard. Many business association members who served in the military are expected to attend in uniform.
Be sure to read the entire article at the Seattle Times. We are looking forward to seeing you tonight.