DAV looking for members for new John F. Kennedy chapter auxiliary

Posted Oct. 08, 2012, at 5:22 p.m.

BANGOR, Maine — Family members and extended family members of any person, alive or dead, injured while wearing a military uniform or who is a veteran are invited to be a part of the new Disabled American Veterans John F. Kennedy Chapter No. 6 auxiliary.

DAV Auxiliary State Commander Diana Gehring will be on hand at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday at the Maine Veterans’ Home, 44 Hogan Road, to initiate the new auxiliary unit.

“In order to start a Unit No. 6 charter we need to have 10 new auxiliary members,” a brochure about the meeting states. “We hope you and your spouse and any others interested in the DAV will join us at this meeting.”

The DAV is a nonprofit group established by veterans to help veterans. DAV chapters across the county have been instrumental in bringing issues such as post-traumatic stress disorder, once known as shell shock, to the forefront to ensure that those suffering from disabling problems get treatment.

The Disabled American Veterans Auxiliary was started in 1922 to support the DAV parent organization and currently has a quarter million members, the group’s website states.

For more information about the new John F. Kennedy auxilary, call 623-5725 or go online to dav.org or davauxiliary.org.

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