The Disabled American Veterans is a charity dedicated to building better lives for America’s disabled veterans and their families. In 1920, disabled veterans of World War I founded the DAV to represent their interests, and in 1932, Congress chartered the DAV as the official voice of the nation’s wartime disabled veterans.
Annually, the DAV represents more than 200,000 veterans—including those who served in Afghanistan and Iraq—and their dependents with claims for benefits from the Departments of Veterans Affairs and Defense.
The DAV’s website chronicles that mission by providing individual stories such as when it went to the aid of a veteran whose home was destroyed by a tornado, or by helping veterans gain employment, or by supporting five World War II veterans who survived the Bataan Death March and were then worked as slaves, and who are now seeking an apology from the Japanese companies that exploited them.
For working to ensure that disable veterans receive the benefits, services and recognition they deserve, the DAV website is Government Video’s Website of the Week.
Click here to access the website.