Disabled American Veterans
Grand Island DAV Chapter #168
Town Board Proclamation
“DAV Forget-Me-Not Days”

WHEREAS, The Disabled American Veterans Organization was founded on September 25, 1920 in Cincinnati, Ohio; and

WHEREAS, organizer Judge Marx traveled around the United States bringing together various clubs of disabled veterans and promoting the idea that as an organized national group, the voices of disabled veterans would be stronger in the halls of Congress and the White House; and

WHEREAS, the Forget-Me-Not was chosen for a fundraising campaign on Armistice Day (November 11) 1922; and

WHEREAS, the DAV worked with other veterans groups and secured federal legislation establishing the Veterans Bureau, later renamed the Veterans Administration which was the forerunner of today’s Department of Veterans Affairs; and

WHEREAS, the Grand Island Chapter 168, Disabled American Veterans was chartered on October 3, 1973; and

WHEREAS, the funds raised from the “Forget-Me-Not Days” are used for local support of veterans and their families, Veterans Hospital, DAV Transportation Network and Community Projects;

Now Therefore Be It Resolved that the Town Board of the Town of Grand Island does hereby proclaim June 19 – 21, 2008 “DAV Forget-Me-Not Days” and urges all citizens and visitors to our town to support the veterans in their flower sale at various locations around the Island.

Proclaimed on June 18 at the Eleventh Regular Meeting of 2008 of the Grand Island Town Board