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Greetings, from the Commander’s desk,
I ask that you accept my sincere appreciation and admiration for the remarkable job you do, day in and out, to serve the veterans and their families of our great country.  I want to thank PDC Johnny Patterson for his hard work and the leadership that he provided.
I hope this letter finds everyone well and you are enjoying the summer weather because autumn is definitely heading our way – “FAST”. Georgia is home to over 754,000 Veterans.  Our goal as a Veterans Service Organization is to ensure that every Veteran in the State of Georgia receives every benefit to which he or she may be entitled from the US Department of Veterans Affairs (VA), other agencies, and the State of Georgia.

I am very excited about working with each Chapter.  One of my goals, which is very important to me, is that the Chapters and Department both understand that we are one huge team with the same mission and we can’t accomplish it without each other.  Second, I want to ensure that Chapters kept their doors open by filing their 990N, Officers Report and Financial Reports on time.  Another goal is to have the Units and Chapters work closer together as a team.

We have an outstanding team at the Department, Chapters, Auxiliary Department and Unit levels working toward making both Disabled American Veterans /DAV Auxiliary “Georgia Strong”.

I ask that in the upcoming month, please be aware of the following days.
Happy Labor Day: this day is dedicated to the social and economic achievements of American workers. Remember, you made this possible it would not be without your sweat and strength for the well-being of our country. Now enjoy what some call the last official chance to barbecue of the summer.  So, please be weather cautious because our organization needs you to continue to be active and supportive. Be safe and enjoy the holiday and come back ready to go.
I ask that each one of us take time out of our busy schedules on September 11, 2017, the 16th anniversary of 911 attacks on our nation, to honor our nation’s loss citizens.
September is Suicide Prevention Month; let’s keep a close eye on our fellow veterans and their family members.
For the good of the organization: Our job is not finished until all veterans are receiving the benefits they earned and deserve!  
Thank you for your support of the Department, but most of all, for your support of our veterans.
Sincerely,
Willie C. Atkinson, Commander
Disabled American Veterans
Department of Georgia

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