Disabled American Veteran Convention coming to Lake George Area
Posted: 6/23/2023 - 3-minute Read
QUEENSBURY, NY — The Lake George Regional Convention & Visitors Bureau is honored to announce the Disabled American Veterans (DAV) Department of New York Convention will take place in the Lake George Area for the first time from June 25-29, 2023, at the Six Flags Great Escape Lodge & Indoor Waterpark in Queensbury, New York. The convention will bring together disabled veterans from across New York state to discuss pertinent issues and elect new officers for the coming year.
The convention will include informative seminars and workshops, networking opportunities, and other activities aimed at providing attendees with the latest information and resources available to disabled veterans. The event will also feature an opening ceremony that is open to the public and honors the sacrifices of disabled veterans and highlights the ongoing work of the DAV in support of their needs. Julius Boreali, 100-year-old D-day Veteran, will speak at the opening ceremony on Monday, June 26, 2023.
DAV Department of New York Commander Scott Stephenson, a resident of Saratoga Springs, championed bringing the convention to the Lake George Area.
“We chose the Lake George Area as the location offered the amenities we need to have a successful convention with the ability for us to have our families, too. The wide variety of activities makes the area a nice fit for our organization and encourages member participation,” says Stephenson.
The DAV Department of New York is committed to supporting disabled veterans and their families. The convention provides the opportunity for attendees to learn about new programs and services available to them, as well as to connect with other veterans and organizations that share a commitment to their needs.
“We are so pleased that the DAV Department of New York chose the area for their convention. It is an opportunity to shine a light on all of the services provided locally for veterans as well as learn more about how our community can leverage the statewide organization to ensure the health and well-being of our disabled veterans,” said Gina Mintzer, Executive Director of the Lake George Regional Chamber of Commerce & CVB.
The Hudson River Piecemakers, a Lake Luzerne based quilt guild, donated 9 handmade quilts to the event as a local community service project. All disabled veterans, their families, and supporters are invited to attend the 2023 New York State Convention events listed.
The open to the public opportunities are as follows:
Monday June 26th
● Joint Opening Ceremonies - 9 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. (Feat. Guest Julius Boreali 100-year-old D-day Veteran)
● Vendors Fair - 1:30 p.m. to 4 p.m.
● Memorial Services - 4:30 p.m. to 5 p.m.
Wednesday June 28tH
● Vendors Fair - 1:30 p.m. to 4 p.m.
“We help educate our members on current legislation and how all veterans will benefit from our activities. The public should know that the Disabled American Veterans is a quality service organization rated very highly by charity watchdog groups,” adds Stephenson.
For more information about the DAV Department of New York and the 2023 Department Convention, visit davny.org.
About the Lake George Regional Convention & Visitors Bureau (LGRCVB):
The LGRCVB is a division of the Lake George Regional Chamber of Commerce & CVB and works as an extension of the Warren County Tourism Department. While the Tourism Department markets the Lake George Area to the leisure consumer tourism market, the mission of the LGRCVB is to bring year-round, weather-proof group business to Warren County in the form of meetings, conventions, reunions, sports events, weddings, and more. Connect with the LGRCVB on Facebook, Instagram and by visiting meetlakegeorge.com
About Disabled American Veterans
DAV is dedicated to a single purpose: empowering veterans to lead high-quality lives with respect and dignity. We accomplish 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; and educating the public about the great sacrifices and needs of veterans transitioning back to civilian life.
This mission is carried forward by:
● Providing free, professional assistance to veterans and their families in obtaining benefits and services earned through military service and provided by the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) and other agencies of government.
● Providing outreach concerning its program services to the American people generally, and to disabled veterans and their families specifically.
● Representing the interests of disabled veterans, their families, their widowed spouses and their orphans before Congress, the White House and the Judicial Branch, as well as state and local government.
● Extending DAV’s mission of hope into the communities where these veterans and their families live through a network of state-level Departments and local Chapters.
● Providing a structure through which disabled veterans can express their compassion for their fellow veterans through a variety of volunteer programs.
For more information about the DAV Department of New York and the 2023 Department Convention, please visit our website at davny.org.
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