Sometimes it takes more than bravery and courage to get the care and benefits veterans deserve. By making a monthly gift, you become a member of the DAV Honor Guard, a group of special individuals dedicated to empowering veterans to lead high-quality lives with respect and dignity.
Tune into the 97th annual DAV & Auxiliary National Convention in Reno, Nevada, beginning Saturday, July 14. Nearly 3,000 members, delegates, leadership representatives and guests will join together to elect new national officers, set the organization’s legislative priorities and chart the course for DAV in the coming year. Through seminars and guest speakers—including U.S. Court of Appeals for Veterans Claims Chief Judge Robert N. Davis and House Veterans’ Affairs Committee Chairman Phil Roe—participants will learn about the most important issues affecting our veterans and ways to become better advocates for change. Last year made history when members elected Delphine MetcalfFoster as the first woman veteran to lead the organization. We hope you will join us in person and online for this important annual event. Sessions will be live streamed at https://www.dav.org/events/2018-national-convention/2018-live-feed/. Opening Session — 8:30 a.m., Saturday, July 14; Update: U.S. Court of Appeals for Veterans Claims Seminar — 1:15 p.m., Saturday, July 14; Service and Legislative Seminar — 2 p.m., Saturday, July 14; First Business Session — 9 a.m., Sunday, July 15; Second Business Session — 8:30 a.m., Tuesday, July 17; Final Business Session (election of national officers) — 1:30 p.m., Tuesday, July 17.
When brave service members look down at their uniform and see the American flag, they’re reminded of the freedom they are fighting to protect and the grateful nation awaiting their safe return. DAV is creating a Field of Flags in our backyard. With your support, we’ll fly a flag at DAV National Headquarters in honor or memory of a veteran. With every flag flown, we’ll show this nation’s heroes our deepest appreciation and help ensure they receive the services and support they deserve. Fly their flag today.
Volunteering through DAV is a wonderful way Americans help keep our nation’s promise to our veterans. DAV provides numerous opportunities for citizens to participate in volunteer programs in their own communities that address a wide range of veteran needs. DAV volunteers at VA hospitals, nursing homes and clinics perform many important services that bring comfort, care and companionship to grateful patients. Volunteers are essential to DAV’s vital medical transportation service. Using our national fleet of vehicles, volunteer drivers take veterans to and from medical appointments for free. No matter how you’d like to volunteer, DAV can help you return a measure of service to veterans who served us all.
USAA is proud to be the Exclusive Provider of Credit Card Services and Property and Casualty Insurance for DAV. USAA looks out for its membership, offering innovations that can help save them time and tools and advice that can help them make informed financial decisions for every stage of life. By making USAA your financial provider, you can support the important programs of DAV.
With a legacy of service dating back to our founding in 1920, DAV has a track record of being an influential advocate and inclusive voice for veterans of every era and conflict. Today, with more than 1 million members and nearly 1,300 local Chapters, DAV represents the voices of ill and injured veterans before Congress, the White House and the judicial branch, as well as state and local governments. DAV fights for veterans’ rights and promotes policies that ensure veterans and their families can live with respect and dignity. When DAV leaders testify before Congress, policymakers listen, and it’s because of our members—a voice that policymakers cannot ignore. Advocacy is an extremely important piece of what DAV does for veterans and our members. The louder our voice, the stronger our presence and DAV wants your voice to be heard. It would be our honor to have you stand with us to ensure veterans’ rights are protected, now and in the future.
For most veterans, finding a good job after military service is critical to making a successful return to civilian life and being able to support themselves and their families. DAV is committed to giving veterans every advantage as they look for meaningful employment. With our partners, RecruitMilitary and Veteran Recruiting we sponsor career fairs to introduce veterans and their spouses directly to employers seeking the unique talents of veterans. We also connect veterans to job training and job assistance programs to help them be as marketable as possible. Getting veterans back to work is one of the most important ways DAV is giving back to the men and women who served.
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