2012 National Convention News

07Aug Larry A. Polzin Elected DAV National Commander Larry A. Polzin, a service-connected Vietnam-era veteran, was elected DAV’s National Commander at the organization’s 91st National Convention in Las Vegas. Click to read (PDF) 04Aug Ford Donations Provide Critical Transportation Services to Injured Veterans Ford Motor Company will donate $200,000 for eight new vehicles in the DAV Transportation Network and $45,000 to DAV’s youth volunteer scholarship program at DAV’s 91st National Convention at the Bally’s Hotel in Las Vegas. Click to … Read More

Jesse Brown Scholarship

Service is the cornerstone of DAV’s mission of empowering veterans to lead high-quality and fulfilled lives. But we would not be able to serve our nation’s heroes without thousands of dedicated youth volunteers across the country. From volunteering at a local Department of Veterans Affairs medical center to assisting veterans within their local communities—and everything in between—DAV youth volunteers across the country are committed to serving our ill and injured heroes.   Jesse Brown The Jesse Brown Memorial Youth Scholarship … Read More

Past Annual Reports

In the following pages, you’ll learn more about DAV’s service and advocacy, our accomplishments and compassionate commitment to meeting the needs of the men and women who served our nation. In all that we do, we remain true to our values of service, quality, integrity and leadership, which have guided DAV from our beginnings in the aftermath of World War I. 2012 Annual Report Mission, National Service Program, outreach programs, advocacy, National Legislative Program, National Voluntary Services Program, Winter Sports … Read More

Ford Donations Provide Critical Transportation Services to Injured Veterans

Scholarships also granted to dedicated young volunteers LAS VEGAS (August 3, 2012) —Ford Motor Company will donate $200,000 to purchase eight new vehicles for the DAV Transportation Network and $45,000 to DAV’s youth volunteer scholarship program at DAV’s 91st National Convention at the Bally’s Hotel in Las Vegas. “For 90 years, Ford has helped DAV build better lives for America’s injured or ill veterans and their families,” said DAV National Commander Donald L. Samuels. Volunteer drivers use the vehicles to … Read More

New Scholarship for the Children of Fallen Service Members

May 3, 2010 The children of military personnel who died in the line of duty since Sept. 11, 2001 can apply for an educational scholarship similar to the new Post-9/11 GI Bill. Benefits are retroactive to Aug. 1, 2009. The scholarship, which is administered by the Department of Veterans Affairs, are named after Marine Gunnery Sergeant John David Fry, 28, a Texas native who died in Iraq in 2006 while disarming an explosive. He was survived by three young children. … Read More

Service Before Self

April 19, 2010 The week of April 18-24 is National Volunteer Week. As we are all aware, volunteerism and the spirit of service combine to form the fuel that drives the DAV. The contributions DAV volunteers make are noteworthy. Last year, our volunteers donated 349,342 hours of service to veterans at VA hospitals, clinics and nursing homes through the VA Voluntary Service Program. Meanwhile, DAV Transportation Network volunteers contributed 1,857,670 hours and drove 22,308,554 miles providing transportation to some 595,718 … Read More

Thompson Plumbing, Heating, and Cooling Invites Local Veterans to Veteran Breakfast November 11, Veterans Day

CINCINNATI — October 27, 2009 — To celebrate Veterans Day and a recent fundraiser raising $22,470 for the Disabled American Veterans (DAV), Thompson Plumbing, Heating, and Cooling is hosting a “Veterans Day Breakfast” at its headquarters on November 11, 2009 starting at 7:00 AM for all local veterans. Military veterans from the tri-state community are invited to attend this complimentary breakfast on behalf of Thompson. Veterans are asked to RSVP to Tina Horner at thorner@thompson-phc.com by November 11. Thompson Plumbing, … Read More

Commander Honors DAV Volunteers

April 20, 2009 A Message from DAV National Commander Raymond Dempsey Regarding the 2009 National Volunteer Week Nothing is more patriotic than answering the nation’s call to duty. On National Volunteer Week, we honor the volunteers who prove their patriotism every day by lending their time, talents, care and cheer to honor disabled veterans and their families. Last year, DAV volunteers devoted more than $37.6 million worth of effort in hours to our service initiatives. The largest of these programs, … Read More