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(NOTE:  registration is required and is separate from the DAV Convention registration.)

Overcoming adversity. Maximizing potential.

On July 29, DAV will host an inaugural Day of Inspiration in Tampa, Florida, ahead of the 2021 DAV and Auxiliary National Convention. The event is scheduled from 9 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. at the JW Marriott Tampa Water Street.

Veterans and active military members in the Tampa area and beyond are invited to participate in this free, one-day event to hear from nationally recognized speakers who will deliver powerful stories throughout the day that will excite and inspire the veteran community, as well as make them aware of the services and support DAV provides at no cost to veterans and their families.



Hearing these inspiring
and advice
from some remarkable
individuals will not only
resonate, but potentially
propel you to new
heights in your own life.



Interested sponsors can contact DAV’s special events partnership manager, Epic Johnson, at



To help reach as many veterans and military families as possible with messages of hope, resilience and overcoming adversity, DAV plans to live stream the event. 


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Former Soldier and first living Medal of Honor recipient from America’s post-9/11 wars




Navy Cross recipient for valor in the Second Battle of Fallujah




Air Force pilot who survived a shoot down in Vietnam and returned to active duty after 15 surgeries to fly the SR-71 Blackbird




Famed author, entrepreneur and former Green Beret


Free Parking:  The City of Tampa Parking Division is honoring registered attendees with free parking for the July 29th Day of Inspiration.

Tampa Convention Center Lot
141 E. Brorein Street, Tampa, FL 33602
(Tampa & Brorien Street)
A pay-by-space code to use once
you park will be suppled after registering.
Pam lorio Lot
301 Channelside Dr., Tampa, FL 33602
Registered attendees will receive a chaser
ticket at the event that will zero out
charges upon exiting the garage.

Discounted Parking: The JW Marriott Tampa Water Street is providing discounted valet parking to attendees at a rate of $10 plus tax per vehicle with no in-and-out privileges. This is a 50% discount over their normal rate.