Documentary celebrates DAV’s 100 years of service to America’s disabled veterans
DAV has teamed up with the HISTORY Channel to showcase the organization’s 100 years of advocacy on behalf of our nation’s ill and injured veterans and highlight its dedication and commitment to serving past, present and future disabled American veterans.
“The Battle Never Ends,” an hourlong documentary highlighting the origins of DAV and its accomplishments throughout the past century, is scheduled to premiere Nov. 7 on the HISTORY Channel and air throughout Veterans Day week on the Military HISTORY Channel. It is then planned to become available on demand beginning Nov. 20.
Partially filmed at the American Veterans Disabled for Life Memorial in Washington, D.C., the documentary—hosted and narrated by actor, Vietnam veteran and Hollywood military adviser Dale Dye—is a chronological look back at America’s military engagements from World War I to today. The film focuses on how DAV responded to the emerging needs of disabled veterans and their families during each conflict.
“Dale Dye is an icon in his own right, and we’re honored to have him as a DAV life member,” said National Commander Butch Whitehead. “We’re equally honored that he lent his time and voice to this project. There’s a legitimacy in both of those that illustrates DAV’s impact as we look back on 100 years of service.”
“The honor is mine, actually,” said Dye, a combat-wounded Marine Corps veteran. “Representing an organization that has done so much for so many for so long is an easy decision to make. My only hope is that this project adequately honors DAV’s storied history and the personal sacrifices we have all made on behalf of this great country.”