All My Children actor J.R. Martinez, who plays Brot, is set to be honored tonight with the 2009 Veterans Leadership Award.

NBC’s Brian Williams will host the Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans of America Heroes Gala tonight at Gotham Hall in New York. IAVA is a large, nonprofit, nonpartisan group for Iraq and Afghanistan vets.

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