Wednesday, August 25, 2010

DAV brings message to the Boston-Portsmouth Air Show on the Wings of a B-25

Portsmouth, NH – 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 Boston-Portsmouth Air Show on August 28-29.

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 Wally Tyson. “The DAV is proud to be among this crowd, and meet those who want to know more about our service to veterans.”

Plan now to attend the Boston-Portsmouth Air Show on August 28-29, 2010 to see the B-25 and the accompanying interactive display geared at providing airshow spectators an attractive, efficient experience where they can learn about the volunteer opportunities available. 

The DAV invites all veterans to come enjoy the airshow and to visit the Disabled American Veterans display where veterans are encouraged to autograph a DAV Flight Team poster which will be presented to the airshow on behalf of all those veterans living in the community.

For more information on the Disabled American Veterans, visit

     CONTACT:         Lynn May      585-309-9100

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