Disabled American Veterans (DAV) celebrates centennial anniversary

A legacy of service, hope for the future
Thu, 09/24/2020 - 7:15am

    On Friday, Sept. 25, 2020, DAV celebrates its centennial anniversary and marks 100 years of service and support for America’s injured and ill veterans and their families.

    Since the time of our founding, we have stood as an organization of veterans serving veterans as they make the critical transition from military service to civilian life. Today, with a century of service and support under our belts and more than one million members in our ranks, DAV continues the fight to make medical care, employment, education and other earned benefits accessible to America’s four million disabled veterans.

    Veterans need our help today, as much as they did 100 years ago. They have earned the right to participate in the American Dream they helped to defend, and we will continue our work to help make that promise possible well into the future.

    DAV is a non-profit charity that provides a lifetime of support for veterans of all generations and their families, helping more than one million veterans in positive, life-changing ways each year. Annually, the organization provides more than 600,000 rides to veterans attending medical appointments and assists veterans with well over 200,000 benefit claims. In 2019, DAV helped veterans receive more than $21 billion in earned benefits. DAV’s services are offered at no cost to all generations of veterans, their families and survivors.

    With nearly 1,300 chapters and more than 1 million members across the country, DAV empowers our nation’s heroes and their families by helping to provide the resources they need and ensuring our nation keeps the promises made to them.

    Department of Maine Commander is Robert McQuillan.

    March 24, 1929 is when the first DAV Chapter was established in the State of Maine.

    For more information on DAV and to become a member please visit our website at DAV.org

    Please join us this year as we mark this momentous anniversary in DAV’s history of service to the men and women who served.