On Oct. 16, NYRA’s Executive Director Alex Koroknay-Palicz, along with NYRA member and Afghanistan veteran Robert Bertoniere, attended the National Conference of State Liquor Administrators in New Orleans. Koroknay-Palicz spoke about the need for a lower drinking age, and his argument convinced many people. He argued that raising the drinking age has not reduced drunk driving fatalities, but has only made the situation worse. Bertoniere’’s presence underscored the hypocrisy of sending young people to war and prohibiting them from consuming alcohol. By all accounts, the event was a success, and NYRA expresses it sincere thanks to the NCSLA for hosting them.