Greetings, from the
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
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
I ask that in the upcoming
month, please be aware of the following days.
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
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
For the good of the organization:
job is not finished until all veterans are receiving the benefits they earned
Thank you for your support of
the Department, but most of all, for your support of our veterans.
C. Atkinson, Commander