[Nfbc-info] Fw: You Are Invited

Mary Willows mwillows at sbcglobal.net
Thu Mar 12 00:06:49 UTC 2009

March for Independence
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From: Dr. Fred Schroeder 
To: mwillows at sbcglobal.net 
Sent: Wednesday, March 11, 2009 1:16 PM
Subject: You Are Invited


      Marc Maurer
      President, National Federation of the Blind
      Braille Reader

      Terry Bradshaw
      Hall of Fame Quarterback

      Michael Hingson
      Motivational Speaker
      Braille Reader

      Dr. Abraham Nemeth
      Professor Emeritus
      Inventor of the Nemeth Code
      Braille Reader

      Daniel "Rudy" Ruettiger 
      Motivational speaker 
      Former collegiate football player

      The Honorable Pat Schroeder
      Executive Director, Association of American Publishers
      Former Member of Congress

      Larry Shepherd 
      Executive Director,
      American Numismatic Association

      Dr. Geerat Vermeij
      Professor of Geology, University of California at Davis
      Braille Reader

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      You Are Invited  
      The National Federation of the Blind 
      would like to invite you 
      to the launch of the 
      Louis Braille Bicentennial Silver Dollar!

      When:   March 26, 2009

      Time:     10:00 a.m. (Doors open at 9:30 a.m.)
      Where:  National Federation of the Blind
                     Jernigan Institute
                     1800 Johnson Street
                     Baltimore, MD 21230

        Don't miss your chance to be a part of history!  Join the National Federation of the Blind in our effort to bring awareness to the Braille literacy crisis by celebrating the release of the Louis Braille Bicentennial Silver Dollar (the first United States coin to contain proper tactile Braille) on March 26, 2009, at the NFB Jernigan Institute in Baltimore, Maryland.  

        Festivities begin at 10:00 a.m. and will last until approximately 1:00 p.m. Attendees will have the first opportunity to purchase the Louis Braille Bicentennial Silver Dollar.  U.S. Mint Director Ed Moy will speak at the event and will also be available to sign letters of authenticity. 

        Dr. Fred Schroeder will be the master of ceremonies and Dr. Marc Maurer will offer the keynote address.  

        A fair with light refreshments and Braille activities for all ages will be held from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. in conjunction with the launch ceremony. 

        The event will also mark the nationwide release of a groundbreaking report on the Braille literacy crisis in America.  This, you will not want to miss.

        To attend the event Register online  or call (410) 659-9314, extension 2230.  

        For more information about the Louis Braille commemorative coin visit the Web site of the U.S. Mint.










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