2019 Walk for the DAV

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Date(s) - 05/18/2019
9:00 am - 11:00 am

Wicker Memorial Park


The members of Disabled American Veterans Chapter #17 will host the annual Walk for the DAV on Saturday, May 18 at 10:00 a.m. at Wicker Memorial Park in Highland, IN. The DAV is a non-profit organization dedicated to a single purpose: empowering the USA military service veterans to lead high-quality lives with respect and dignity. All proceeds from the Walk go directly to help local, disabled veterans. Along the walk route will be the Indiana Patriot Guard’s flag display coupled with Indiana’s Fallen Heroes, remembering the 220 fallen military heroes from our state that have died in the line of combat during the past 20 years. Also at the event will be restored military vehicles from WWII and the Korean War from the Southern Lake Michigan Military Preservation Association, along with a pavilion of local military artifacts from the Tri-Town Safety Village’s Veterans Museum, thanks to local history teacher, Tom Clark. Lunch will be provided—donations are welcome. Especially to serve our veteran community, on-site will be Orthopedic & Balance Therapy Specialists, the US Veterans Center, Gary Area Vet Center and the North Township Trustee’s Office. Military mementos available for sale will include: hand-crafted wooden American flags and military specialty items, including hats, pins, flags and t-shirts. Make a morning of joining your local disabled veterans and the community—event is child-friendly. The donation to walk in the event is $20.00 for an adult participant and $10.00 for a student or child, t-shirt is included. Check-in and t-shirt pick up begins at 9:00 am. Step off at 10:00 am. Participants may register at http://dav17in.com/dav-walk The DAV is a non-profit organization formed in 1945, by military veterans who suffered some degree of disability while actively serving our country. DAV Chapter #17 is 100% men and women from your community that served in the United States Armed Forces, and because of their service, they have a continuing service connected disability. The DAV continually works to assist the veteran community as a constant vigil of the sacrifices made during service careers.