If you can't be among the nearly 4,000 veterans and others attending DAV's 91st National Convention, Aug. 4-7, at Bally's Hotel in Las Vegas, you can still be in on the action. The Opening Session, all Business Sessions, and an informative seminar on veteran's benefits and legislation will be streamed live on the DAV website (www.dav.org).
The Joint Opening Session on Saturday, Aug. 4, from 8:30 a.m. – noon (Las Vegas time) will feature Vice President Joe Biden and Secretary of Veterans Affairs Eric K. Shinseki who will address attendees. Actor and Dancing with the Stars champion J.R. Martinez will be presented with DAV's Outstanding Disabled Veteran of the Year award.
During the 1st Business Session our "Year-In-Review" video will be highlighted and a very important announcement regarding DAV's rebranding efforts will be at the top of the agenda.
The 2nd business session will highlight actor Gary Sinise who will be honored with a special award for his contributions to the veteran community.
The 3rd Business Session will include reports from the Charitable Service Trust and National Service Foundation, along with the most important business of DAV where next year's agenda will be set.
During the Service and Legislative Seminar officials from the Department of Veterans Affairs and members of the House and Senate Veterans' Affairs Committees will provide valuable information and answer questions regarding all aspects of veteran's benefits and services.
The election of DAV's new National Commander and other National Officers will take place at the final Business Session Tuesday, Aug. 7.
Be sure to tune in for all the important activities.
DAV National Convention Live Stream Schedule:
- Opening Session Saturday, Aug. 4 – 8:30 a.m. (PDT/11:30 p.m. EDT)
- 1st Business Session Saturday, Aug. 4 – 1:00 p.m. (PDT /4:00 p.m. EDT)
- 2nd Business Session Sunday, Aug. 5 – 8:30 a.m. (PDT /11:30 p.m. EDT)
- Service and Legislative Seminar, Aug. 6 – 10:00 a.m. (PDT/1:00 p.m. EDT)
- 3rd Business Session Tuesday, Aug. 7 – 8:30 a.m. (PDT /11:30 p.m. EDT)
- Final Business Session Tuesday, Aug. 7 – 1:00 p.m. (PDT /4:00 p.m. EDT)
Sean P Eagan
Former Chairman American Cold War Veterans