The reality of experiencing a disability often comes on the heels of performing service for your country. In America, we recognize those who’ve served, though the truth remains, much more can be done to help our veterans. If you happen to run a Google search on “disabled veterans,” more than likely you will encounter the webpage for Disabled Americans Veterans.
From this page their mission statement states: “DAV (Disabled American Veterans) is the most long-lasting veterans advocacy and assistance group in this country. We’ve watched this country change and grow, and we’ve grown along with it. However, DAV has never wavered in its core mission to fulfill our country’s promises to the men and women who served. We invite everyone, veterans and civilian, men and women, young and old, to join us as we stand up for those veterans who risked it all when they stood up for us, our country, and our ideals” (Source).
And after a twenty year push to recognize veterans with disabilities, the effort has finally paid off in the form of a memorial located in Washington D.C. To watch the video, please follow this link to the page provided by the Voice of America: Memorial to Disabled Veterans.
Sonoma County has its own veterans outreach known as the Sonoma County Vet Connect. And their goals are much the same: “Our mission is to provide outreach to all former military service members and their families and to assist them in obtaining access to services and benefits due them for their service to our country” (Source).
Would you be surprised to discover that the Sonoma County Vet Connect will be a part of DSLC’s Tech Expo 2015?
Fact is, Sonoma County veterans have participated in past expos and will probably continue to do so for as long as the need remains.
To learn more about what Sonoma County Vet Connect does, how they participate in solving the problems so many veterans continually face, or if you’d like to just drop by and say hello and thank you, please come and visit the 10th Annual Tech Expo and More.