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23rd Anniversary Virtual Clearing the Path Gala 

Thank you for watching our 23rd Anniversary Clearing the Path Gala, which was held virtually on November 18, 2020

Check out the Gala program here: 

Watch the Clearing the Path Gala:

It was wonderful to share the evening with you, your family, and friends as we celebrated resilience and perseverance in humanitarian mine action throughout this challenging year. While we loved seeing you on the screen, we hope that we will be able to gather in person in October 2021!  

2020 Honorees

Survivor’s Award

Abeer Yahya Mabkhot (Yemen)

Peacemaker Award

Santiago Ballesteros (Colombia)

Mine Detection Dog Team of the Year Award

Mr. Loghman Namazov and MDD Kora (Azerbaijan)

Gordon R. Sullivan Founder’s Award

Senator Mike and Diana Enzi

Survivor's Assistance Award

Melissa Stockwell, U.S. Veteran and Paralympic Triathlete

Keynote speaker:

Stanley L. Brown

Deputy Assistant Secretary, Bureau of Political-Military Affairs, U.S. Department of State



Perry F. Baltimore III

Live Emcee

President, Marshall Legacy Institute

General (Ret.) Gordon R. Sullivan

Chairman and Founder, Marshall Legacy Institute

The Honorable Frances D. Cook

MG (Ret.) Robert M. Dyess, Jr.

Steve and Jaqui Edelmann

Dr. Paul G. Irwin

Senator Patrick Leahy

The Honorable William J. Lynn III

Former U.S. Deputy Secretary of Defense


Thank you to our 2020 Clearing the Path Gala sponsors! 

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