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File #: 2020-0692    Version: 1
Type: Proclamation Status: Adopted
File created: 9/8/2020 In control: City Council
On agenda: 9/8/2020 Final action: 9/8/2020
Enactment date: 9/8/2020 Enactment #: 440
Effective date: 9/8/2020    
Title: NOW, THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED, that the Council of the City of Pittsburgh is proud to honor the members of the Disabled American Veterans Chapter 76, for the work they do in empowering veterans to lead high-quality lives with respect and dignity; and, BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that the Council of the City of Pittsburgh does hereby declare the month of September to be "Disabled American Veterans Month" in the City of Pittsburgh.
Sponsors: Theresa Kail-Smith, All Members
Indexes: PROCLAMATION - MRS. KAIL-SMITH
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WHEREAS, Disabled American Veterans (DAV) was founded on September 25, 1920 by Judge Robert Marx, a disabled war hero and Cincinnati Superior Court Judge, in order to give voice to the 741,000 vets forever changed in wartime service after World War I; and,

WHEREAS, in 2020, the National DAV celebrates 100 years of serving disabled veterans of the Armed Forces, their families and communities by ensuring veterans and their families have access to the full range of benefits available to them, by fighting for the interests of America's injured heroes, and by educating the public about the needs of veterans transitioning back to civilian life; and,

WHEREAS, chartered by an Act of Congress on June 17, 1932, DAV has fought tirelessly for equal access to critical VA caregiver benefits and services for severely disabled veterans of all generations, resulting in legislation to expand eligibility to those injured prior to September 11, 2001, as part of the VA MISSION Act; and

WHEREAS, DAV co-presents the National Disabled Veterans Winter Sports Clinic and National Disabled Veterans TEE Tournament; has organized the nationwide DAV Transportation Network to provide free transportation for veterans to VA medical appointments; operates an active Charitable Service Trust, funding the needs of local providers assisting at-risk local veterans; has built an active volunteer corps offering thousands of hours of service to our veterans and communities; offers veterans, transitioning military members and spouses access to employers through its nationwide job fair program; provides emergency assistance to veterans in need through the DAV Disaster Relief Program; and operates the Jesse Brown Memorial Youth Scholarship program to contribute to the lives of young Americans; and,

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NOW, THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED, that the Council of the City of Pittsburgh is proud to honor the members of the Disabled American Veterans Chapter 76, for the work they do in empowering vetera...

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