Thursday, May 03, 2012

May DAV Newsletter

Dear Friend,

For those who have lost a friend or loved one in war, the pain is a bright hurt that glows each and every day. Yet on Memorial Day, we feel this pain as one nation.

As the memory of our fallen war heroes comes alive in your heart, I ask you to honor them by caring for those who have recently come home wounded.

In Solemn Remembrance of Their Sacrifice,
Arthur H. Wilson, National Adjutant,
Disabled American Veterans

"Super Trooper" Enlists as DAV's Newest Volunteer 
Erik Stolhanske   Known for the character he plays in the film Super Troopers, Erik Stolhanske is carving out a new role as a DAV advocate and volunteer. Born without a fibula, Erik says amputee service members inspired him to live with confidence. Today Erik pays back this gift by visiting troops and veterans recovering from wounds.

DAV and Veteran Win Battle for Benefits
Marlene Crespo   It was shared tenacity that helped the DAV and Air Force veteran Marlene Crespo win the military benefits she earned. Today, that teamwork continues as Marlene helps fellow veterans through the DAV: "I have the DAV's National Service Office number on speed dial. Like the DAV, I go above and beyond in helping other veterans."

Secretary Pledges to Make Good on VA's Promises
General Shinseki   The DAV applauds the Department of Veterans Affairs' (VA) Eric Shinseki for his continued commitment to our veterans. At the recent Disabled Veterans Winter Sports Clinic, General Shinseki outlined the VA's key priorities and pledged to make good on promises to troops and veterans: "The nation honors and appreciates their service. It has not forgotten, and it will not forget."

DAV Supports Veterans History Project
Veterans History   World War II Navy veteran Peter Violante carries a unique piece of history in his memory: an account of landing on Normandy Beach two days after the invasion. Thanks to the DAV's proud support of the Veterans History Project, stories like Peter's are being preserved for future generations.

Honor the Fallen, Care for the Wounded
Arlington Cemetary   On this Memorial Day, we mourn loss that can never be regained and debts that can never be repaid. Yet as we render a heartfelt salute to the fallen, their disabled brothers and sisters also stand in our midst.

Lead the charge to care for those who are living with the wounds of war as you make your Memorial Day gift of of $25 … $50 … $100 or more now