Sunday, October 3, 2010

Disabled American Veterans brings message to the Thunder over the Rock - Little Rock AFB Air Show on the Wings of a B-25

Little Rock AFB, Arkansas – The Disabled American Veterans will once again take to the skies to advance its message of service to disabled veterans. Now, in its eighth season, the DAV Airshow Outreach Program featuring the B-25 Mitchell Bomber of World War II notoriety appears nationwide at over 25 airshows and reaches over 3 million airshow spectators annually in an effort to promote the DAV’s mission of building better lives for America’s disabled veterans. The DAV is proud to announce The DAV Flight Team will be making an appearance at the Thunder over the Rock - Little Rock AFB Air Show on Oct 9-10.

The DAV Airshow Outreach Program was developed to increase public awareness of disabled veterans and to serve veterans in communities across the nation. Using B-25 medium bombers, the program reminds the public of the sacrifices veterans have made and continue to make to keep our nation free.

The B-25 Bomber enjoys the reputation of achieving the impossible during one of America’s darkest hours in World War II. The medium size bomber was made famous by the daring Doolittle Raid on Tokyo which helped rally America after the bombing of Pearl Harbor. The B-25 went on to become the most versatile bomber of World War II, seeing combat in every theater of operation.

“The DAV is thrilled to bring our message of volunteerism and support to our nation’s sick and disabled veterans to this air show. We believe the men, women and children who will visit this air show are the patriotic, military-friendly citizens that have helped make this nation so great,” said DAV National Commander Wallace Tyson. “The DAV is proud to be among this crowd, and meet those who want to know more about our service to veterans.”

While at the show plan to visit the Disabled American Veterans display where you can see the 2010 American Veterans Disabled for Life Silver Dollar. You can honor our brave veterans by purchasing this commemorative coin at A portion of every coin sold will help build the American Veterans Disabled for Life Memorial in Washington D.C. Also at the display, veterans are encouraged to autograph a DAV Flight Team poster which will be presented to the show on behalf of all those veterans living in the community.

For more information on the Disabled American Veterans, visit And for more information on the American Veterans Disabled for Life Memorial, visit

Lynn May

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