Disabled American Veterans (DAV) will reach out to veterans and their families sharing its message of service and volunteerism in support of our nationâ€™s combat-wounded men and women at the Wings Over Alpena on August 17-18.
Online PR News – 16-August-2012 – Alpena, MI – In the company of the iconic World War II era B-25 Mitchell Bomber, the Disabled American Veterans Flight Team will appear at the Wings Over Alpena. The airshow is one stop on a nationwide tour that aims to increase public awareness of disabled veterans and provide information about DAV programs and benefits. The B-25, which gained notoriety in the famed Doolittle Raid over Tokyo, Japan 70 years ago, shares a modern-day mission with DAV -- reminding people of the sacrifices veterans make for freedom. As brave men and women return from the battlefields of Iraq and Afghanistan, the DAVâ€™s services and advocacy are as relevant today as at any time in the nationâ€™s history. DAV representatives will be on hand throughout the weekend to meet and greet veterans and answer questions about DAV benefits.
â€śThe DAV is thrilled to bring our message of volunteerism and support to our nationâ€™s sick and disabled veterans to this air show. We believe the men, women and children who will visit this air show are the patriotic, military-friendly citizens that have helped make this nation so great,â€ť said DAV National Commander Donald L. Samuels. â€śThe DAV is proud to be among this crowd, and meet those who want to know more about our service to veterans.â€ť
Disabled American Veterans, representing more than 1.2 million disabled veterans, is a non-profit organization founded in 1920 and chartered by the U.S. Congress in 1932. It is dedicated to one, single purpose: building better lives for our nationâ€™s disabled veterans and their families.
For more information about Disabled American Veterans go to www.dav.org or follow the DAV Flight Team at www.facebook.com/davflightteam.