The VADM Samuel L. Gravely, Jr. Leadership & Service Award, which is conferred annually at the Gravely Celebration Experience, recognizes leaders in Southern California who exemplify the trailblazing, courageous service of the late U.S. Navy Vice Admiral. The Gravely Celebration Experience is held annually in February as part of Black History Month. It features a sunset reception and star-lit awards program on the fantail of Battleship IOWA. Click here to learn more about Samuel L. Gravely.