VA Secretary Denis McDonough to Address Disabled Veterans

DAV (Disabled American Veterans) will hold its annual national convention at the JW Marriott Tampa Water Street and Tampa Marriott Water Street in Tampa, Florida, July 31–Aug. 3, with special events beginning July 29. During the joint opening session Saturday, July 31, Secretary of Veterans Affairs Denis McDonough will deliver an address, focusing on his priorities as head of the nation’s second-largest federal department, to an audience of approximately 3,000 ill and injured veterans, their families and supporters.

“For 100 years, DAV has stood as an organization of veterans serving veterans as they make the critical transition from military service to civilian life,” said DAV National Adjutant Marc Burgess. “Today, with a century of service and support under our belts and more than 1 million members in our ranks, DAV continues its unrelenting fight to make health care, employment, education and other earned benefits accessible to our nation’s 4 million disabled veterans.”

Other convention proceedings will include DAV members voting on hundreds of resolutions that will directly impact advocacy efforts, numerous presentations to veterans’ supporters, and the election of DAV’s new national commander and other leadership positions.

Additional information, including a tentative schedule and hotel information, can be found at

About DAV

DAV empowers veterans to lead high-quality lives with respect and dignity. It is dedicated to a single purpose: keeping our promise to America’s veterans. DAV does this by ensuring that veterans and their families can access the full range of benefits available to them, fighting for the interests of America’s injured heroes on Capitol Hill, providing employment resources to veterans and their families, and educating the public about the great sacrifices and needs of veterans transitioning back to civilian life. DAV, a nonprofit organization with more than 1 million members, was founded in 1920 and chartered by the U.S. Congress in 1932. Learn more at