Proclamation: Disabled American Veterans

Disabled American Veterans
(Taken from the August 26th Board of County Commissioners meeting.)

Commissioners' President John Barr presented a proclamation to Anthony Pruchniewski and Bob Sandberg of the Washington County Disabled American Veterans' Chapter 14, declaring September 2008 as Disabled American Veterans' Forget-Me-Not month from the Board. In presenting the proclamation, Barr said the DAV offers 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. The DAV responds 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 2007 will see the annual Forget-Me-Not drive in Washington County. All contributions will be utilized for disabled veterans and families in the community. The fund drive will take place at several shopping centers in the County during the month.