ERLANGER, Ky.—DAV (Disabled American Veterans) will hold its annual national convention at Harrah’s Atlantic City in Atlantic City, New Jersey, Aug. 5–8. Secretary of Veterans Affairs Denis McDonough, head of the nation’s second-largest federal department, will deliver an address to an audience of approximately 3,000 ill and injured veterans, their families and supporters, focusing on the VA’s priorities.

“As the congressionally chartered voice of our nation’s wartime disabled veterans, we look forward to hearing what Secretary McDonough has to say about how the VA is working to ensure our nation keeps its promises to those who served and sacrificed. In particular, we’re eager to learn about the VA’s progress and implementation of the PACT Act,” said DAV National Adjutant and CEO Barry Jesinoski. “Our more than 1 million members have a lot of important business to conduct at our event to guide our charitable efforts and unrelenting fight to make health care, employment, education and other earned benefits accessible to our nation’s 4 million disabled veterans.”

Other convention proceedings will include DAV members voting on hundreds of resolutions that will directly influence advocacy efforts, numerous presentations to veterans’ supporters, and the election of DAV’s new national commander and other leadership positions.

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DAV empowers veterans to lead high-quality lives with respect and dignity. It is dedicated to a single purpose: keeping our promise to America’s veterans. 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, providing employment resources to veterans and their families, and educating the public about the great sacrifices and needs of veterans transitioning back to civilian life. DAV, a nonprofit organization with more than 1 million members, was founded in 1920 and chartered by the U.S. Congress in 1932.