Nearly 90 years ago, a disabled veteran named Robert Marx met with a group of his
wartime wounded colleagues in Cincinnati to discuss their shared hardships, successes
and ideas. After leaving the meeting, those in attendance spoke with other veterans
about the neglect they faced and the need for change.
From these humble origins, the DAV was born. Our message of service to disabled
veterans has been spread veteran-to-veteran and generation-to-generation ever since.
At its core, the DAV is all about disabled veterans taking care of one another and
working to ensure that our nation honors its promises and commitments to those injured
in defense of our freedom. In this way, we have always been a “social network.”
Now, it seems as if the rest of the world has caught up to us! A host of online
social networking sites are connecting people in new and exciting ways.
We invite you to support the DAV in our social networks at Facebook,
Twitter, YouTube and Flickr.
What is social networking?
Any online space where people can interact with one another is considered part of
the social web. The networks are created by social networking tools, easy-to-use
platforms that allow people to connect online.
Where online is the DAV?
We look forward to meeting you in the following spots:
Why are we using social networking?
The strength of the DAV has always been our individual members, the veterans we
serve and those who support our mission. You make the DAV what it is today, and
you will steer our course into the future.
Social networking sites and tools allow us to connect with you on an individual
basis at the place where your life intersects with our mission. We want to join
these conversations and find out how better to serve your needs. We read and learn
from every conversation. By adopting social networking, we're making it easier for
you to tell us how to improve the DAV.
If you have suggestions or requests, please email Joe Chenelly at
or Rob Lewis at
Facebook helps you connect
and share with the people in your life.
Twitter is a service for friends, family, and co–workers to communicate and stay
connected through the exchange of quick, frequent answers to one simple question:
What are you doing?
Flickr is an online photo management and sharing application.