Department of Wisconsin June 9, 2022
1253 Scheuring Road, Suite A
De Pere, WI 54114-1070
Al Labelle

Members of DAV (Disabled American Veterans) from throughout the state of Wisconsin
will hold their annual department convention in Green Bay from June 9 to June 11, 2022, at the Radisson Hotel & Conference Center Green Bay. They will be charting the course for how the state will serve its veterans throughout the year.

More than 150 DAV members—including many ill and injured veterans of Vietnam, the
Persian Gulf War, Iraq, and Afghanistan—are expected to attend. According to Matthew Kempainen, DAV Department of Wisconsin commander, convention business sessions will include adoption of resolutions to be submitted to DAV’s national convention.

Several of these mandates are expected to concentrate on improvements in the rights
and benefits earned by more than 4 million veterans disabled in wartime service to their country. DAV leaders are deeply concerned about fully funding the Department of Veterans Affairs and properly implementing the VA MISSION Act as well as supporting our veterans who were exposed to toxic burn pits while serving.

The convention’s highlight will be a banquet held Saturday at 6:00 pm, at which featured
speaker will be Andrew Marshall, DAV National Commander and LeeAnn Karg, Past DAV
Auxiliary National Commander. Election of new DAV state-level officers for the coming year will be held Saturday. Founded on Sept. 25, 1920, DAV empowers veterans to lead high-quality lives with respect and dignity. It is dedicated to a single purpose: fulfilling our promises to the men and women who served. DAV does this by ensuring that veterans and their families can access the full range of benefits available to them, assisting them with employment, fighting for the interests of America’s injured heroes on Capitol Hill, and educating the public about the great sacrifices and needs of veterans transitioning back to civilian life. DAV, a nonprofit organization with more than 1 million members, was founded in 1920 and chartered by the U.S. Congress in 1932.

Learn more at www.dav.org.

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