President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama to Address Injured Veterans

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Leading Veterans Organization Holds National Convention to Discuss Critical Issues Facing Veteran Community



Nearly 4,000 injured veterans and guests are expected to attend DAV’s (Disabled American Veterans) National Convention, Aug. 10-13, in Orlando, Fla. Several seminars will be held to inform members on key legislative and policy issues affecting veterans. A central discussion will be what actions the VA and Congress are implementing to eliminate the backlog for delivering benefits to veterans. The election of DAV’s new National Commander and line officers will also take place.

The Joint Opening Session will be open to members of the press and will feature the following media opportunities. Media planning on attending must register no later than 5:30 p.m. Friday, Aug. 9, to obtain press credentials.



Saturday, August 10, 2013 – Joint Opening Session

Noon – 12:25 p.m.

President Barack Obama will address attendees following an introduction by First Lady Michelle Obama.

12:30 – 1 p.m.

DAV leadership, local general members, and veterans included in the President’s Remarks available to provide a response to the President’s address



Hilton Orlando
Orlando Ballroom

6001 Destination Parkway
Orlando, Fla.



Steve Wilson



DAV empowers veterans to lead high-quality lives with respect and dignity. It is dedicated to a single purpose: fulfilling our promises to the men and women who served. DAV does this by ensuring that veterans and their families can access the full range of benefits available to them; fighting for the interests of America’s injured heroes on Capitol Hill; and educating the public about the great sacrifices and needs of veterans transitioning back to civilian life. DAV, a non-profit organization with 1.2 million members, was founded in 1920 and chartered by the U.S. Congress in 1932. Learn more at