“This day is celebrated so that we, as Americans, can properly honor veterans who have stood in defense of our country and have helped to preserve the unique American values we hold so close to our hearts," said DVNF CEO Joseph VanFonda (USMC SgtMaj Ret.)
Washington, DC (PRWEB) November 07, 2014
The Disabled Veterans National Foundation(http://www.dvnf.org), a nonprofit veterans service organization that provides critically needed support to disabled and at-risk veterans who leave the military wounded—physically or psychologically—after defending our safety and our freedom, is offering a message from its CEO in preparation of Veterans Day.
In a statement, Joseph VanFonda (USMC SgtMaj Ret.), the CEO of DVNF, reminded Americans of the importance of Veterans Day, which will be celebrated on Tuesday Nov. 11th.
“This day is celebrated so that we, as Americans, can properly honor veterans who have stood in defense of our country and have helped to preserve the unique American values that we hold so close to our hearts. Whether or not a veteran fought in combat, was wounded or injured, is not the focal point of this day," said VanFonda. "Many forget that even if a veteran was fortunate enough to never go into combat, they were still willing to put it all on the line, writing a blank check for our nation to cash when the situation called for it.. That should never be overlooked. They are all veterans, and that readiness to sacrifice is why we hold veterans in such high regard in this nation."
"I am thankful to have served my country, and am thankful to all who have. DVNF is extremely appreciative of not only their sacrifices, but also for the sacrifices of their families and loved ones. We are hopeful that this day is revered by everyone the same way it is for us," VanFonda concluded.
The Disabled Veterans National Foundation is encouraging those who choose to recognize a veteran in their life, to donate to DVNF in his or her honor, and the organization will post it on the Honor Wall. This is a way to not only show them appreciation for their military service, but to also demonstrate lasting support of veterans through DVNF.
The Disabled Veterans National Foundation exists to provide critically needed support to disabled and at-risk veterans who leave the military wounded—physically or psychologically—after defending our safety and our freedom.
We achieve this mission by:
- Providing personalized counseling to assist veterans in navigating the complex process of seeking benefits that they are entitled to as a result of their military service.
- Offering direct financial support to veterans and other veteran organizations to address the issues that align with the DVNF mission.
- Providing supplemental assistance through the Health & Comfort program and Empowerment Webinars.
- Serving as a thought leader on critical policy issues within the veteran community.
For more, go to http://www.dvnf.org.