Members of DAV (Disabled American Veterans) from throughout the state
of Wisconsin will hold their annual department convention in Green Bay from
June 10-12, 2021 at the Radisson Green Bay Hotel and Conference Center. They
will be celebrating DAV’s centennial and 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
World War II, Korea, Vietnam, the Persian Gulf War, Iraq, and Afghanistan—are
expected to attend.
According to Matt 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 6:15 PM, at
which featured speakers will be Andrew Marshall, (DAV National Senior Vice
Commander and Diane Franz, DAV Auxiliary National Commander.
Election of new DAV state-level officers for the coming year will be held