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Mon Nov 11, 2013, 11:12 AM

DAV: Fighting for our military when they come home

My dad is a disabled war veteran (Vietnam era) and this organization is the one he belongs to. He reports that they actually fight to keep his benefits because of course there are those in Congress who love war-mongering until they have to pay the bills ...

Honoring Our Heroes on Veterans Day and in Everything We Do
November 11, 2013

As you celebrate Veterans Day, know that your support of our organization and cause honor the service and sacrifices of the heroes whose service ensures our American Way of Life.

Now ninety-three years after our founding by World War I veterans, DAV service officers, members and volunteers are helping each generation of heroes transition to civilian life and ensuring the rights and benefits we’ve earned over the course of generations are maintained.

The relationship between the public and its veterans is important – as is the sense of community we build with all our veterans – men and women, young and old. Our fellow citizens respect service today and recognize that caring for those who serve is the right thing to do. They expect that our government will meet its obligations and expect the institutions like DAV to ensure veterans receive the benefits and opportunities they’ve earned.

To that extent, DAV thanks you for making our mission possible in all you do. On this important day, we share some figures that quantify the organization you make possible and thank you for helping us fulfill our promises to the men and women who served:

serving 1.2 million members

maintaining 2,300 service officers who provide free claims assistance nationwide, all of whom are disabled veterans

assisting with more than 300,000 claims for benefits in 2012, securing more than $5 billion in new and retroactive benefits for disabled veterans and their families

More here: http://www.dav.org/learn-more/news/2013/honoring-our-heroes-on-veterans-day-and-in-everything-we-do/

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