This year is swiftly coming to a close, and as we look towards the new year—and new decade—we’re also excited to celebrate DAV’s 100th birthday in 2020. The following year will be filled with centennial celebrations and reflections on the history of our organization. We’ll take a look back at where we started, and look ahead to the future and another hundred years of service to veterans and their families.
To mark this important occasion, we challenge our members and volunteers across the country to contribute to the historical celebrations by completing 100 acts of honor in your communities. Departments and chapters from Alaska to Puerto Rico make differences in the lives of veterans and their families every day, and we want to recognize your selfless dedication to our nation’s heroes.
Chapters, units, individuals and even community groups can get involved in a number of ways. You can clean up a community veterans memorial or cemetery, help a local veteran with some home improvements, visit a veterans nursing home in your area or visit patients at the nearest VA hospital. These are just suggestions, you who are connected in your communities can find a need that recognizes our centennial in a meaningful way.
But that’s not all, we want to know about it! Tell us about your experience. Let us know what your group decided to do and how your actions impacted the lives of veterans and their families. Email us at [email protected] or post on social media. Include #100ActsofHonor on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram or LinkedIn posts, from individuals, or from your chapters. Show us, and our fellow Americans, how important it is to stand up for veterans.
2020 will be a significant year for DAV as we showcase our landmark anniversary. I encourage you to be a part of it and to share your experiences with others in your communities.
Happy New Year!