County Comment: September is Disabled American Veterans Forget-Me-Not Month

County Comment
September is Disabled American Veterans Forget-Me-Not Month
by Norman Bassett
Washington County Public Information Officer

In its regular meeting on September 30, the Washington County Board of County Commissioners proclaimed September 2005 as Disabled American Veterans' Forget-Me-Not Month.
Todd Cordell, Commander of the Washington County Disabled American Veterans' Chapter 14, and Alan Shane, Company Chaplain, accepted from Commissioners' President Greg Snook.
Snook commended the DAV for offering free services to disabled veterans and their families in filing claims for government benefits as well as resolution of problems regarding employment, health care and counseling, and responding to emergency needs of families of any disabled veteran.
The proclamation cites the need for a continuing sense of gratitude to those veterans who have given so much to protect and preserve the American way of life.
September 2005 will see the annual Forget-Me-Not drive take place at several shopping centers in Washington County. All contributions will be utilized for disabled veterans and families in the community.