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Celebrate in your community

The resources found on this page are designed to help you showcase DAV’s landmark anniversary and discuss the unique needs of veterans with your community, potential volunteers and your local media. We are also providing some talking points for your use when discussing DAV’s centennial celebration with community groups, civic leaders, friends and neighbors. As well, there is a sample OpEd that can be customized and submitted to local media.


NOTE:  The files below will download directly to your computer for your use.

Centennial Remarks ImageHave you been asked to speak at an event in your local community about DAV’s Centennial Anniversary? Well, have no fear, as DAV’s Centennial remarks are here to help. All you have to do is download this document and practice. The remarks touch on DAV’s founding, DAV’s landmark centennial celebration and DAV’s path ahead. The speech is designed for roughly a five-to-eight minute speech. Be sure to plug in any special guests who may be in attendance and deserve recognition.

Download Remarks

Centennial Press Release ImageA press release is an official statement delivered to members of the news media for the purpose of providing information, an official statement, or making an announcement. The DAV Centennial press release template is designed to be modified for release in your local community. The goal is to make your community aware of DAV’s landmark anniversary by distributing the release to your local news outlets.

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Centennial Op-Ed ImageAn op-ed, short for “opposite the editorial page”, is a written piece typically published by a newspaper, magazine or website which expresses the opinion of an author not affiliated with the publication’s editorial board. The DAV Centennial op-ed is meant to be marketed to your local print publications for their consideration for publishing. The op-ed doesn’t need any modifications to it and is ready to be shared with the media. It highlights DAV’s Centennial Anniversary and stresses the continued need for DAV’s work.

Download Op-Ed

Centennial Media Advisory ImageA media advisory is used to market a specific event to the press ahead of time. It serves as an invitation to an event, encourages a reporter to attend and gives sufficient notice for the reporter to schedule attendance. The DAV Centennial media advisory template is intended to be edited with the specific details of your local event and distributed to local media outlets. The who, what, where, when and why are essential components of an effective media advisory.

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Centennial Talking Points ImageDAV’s Centennial talking points were created to assist you with any media inquiries or interview requests you may receive throughout the year-long celebration. The talking points cover a wide array of DAV’s history and DAV’s current services and programs. This document is a great place to start when preparing for a media interview.

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Donate your birthday imageDonate your birthday

The men and women who served in our military celebrated their birthday’s far from home so that we can enjoy freedom and peace of mind. Away from family and friends, they spent birthdays in harm’s way and without the parties and celebrations we enjoy.

Help honor them by signing up to use your birthday to raise much needed funds for DAV. We help make it easy to use your special day to help give back and pay tribute to the sacrifices made by these special men and women.

Volunteer imageA centennial challenge

DAV calls on chapters, departments to perform 100 acts of honor to celebrate landmark anniversary.