May 13, 2018
On May 13, 2018 the Advisory Council for Bosnia and Herzegovina (ACBH) hosted its 2018 Gala, which celebrated the 75th Anniversary of Bosnia and Herzegovina's Statehood at the Whittemore House in Washington, D.C. During the event, MLI's Founder and Chairman, General (Ret.) Gordon R. Sullivan was honored with a Lifetime Achievement Award, which recognized his and MLI's humanitarian work in Bosnia. Other Gala honorees included President Bill Clinton, former Bosnian President Dr. Haris Silajdzic and General (Ret.) Wesley K. Clark.
Since 2004, MLI has donated 44 highly trained dogs to local Bosnian demining organizations to "sniff out" landmines (including MDD Sully, named in honor of General Sullivan - see photo on the bottom right of General Sullivan w
ith MDD Sully in Bosnia); provided prosthetic limbs to over 100 Bosnian survivors; delivered mine risk education to more than 100,000 Bosnians living in mine-threatened communities; and linked American and Bosnian schools to identify, befriend and help young survivors. We have conducted mine clearance operations in Olovo and Maglai and are currently completing an operation in Busovača. MLI will attend a ribbon-cutting ceremony in late June to declare Busovača mine-free!
Thanks to all of our supporters for helping us help the people of Bosnia and Herzegovina; and with great appreciation, we extend our thanks to the Advisory Council of Bosnia and Herzegovina for recognizing General Sullivan and MLI's work!
General Sullivan (right) with wife Lori (left) and President Bill Clinton (center)
General Sullivan with MDD Sully in Bosnia