- Founded by Activist Greshun De Bouse, Disabled Veterans Day is celebrated annually June 30.
- June 30 is a perfect fit for the holiday as it sits right in the middle of PTSD Awareness Day (June 27) and Independence Day (July 4).
- The holiday received its first proclamation in 2019 from Mayor Skip Henderson of Columbus, GA, and now has received proclamations from mayors throughout Georgia and other states.
Happy Disabled Veterans Day™! It seems we were just celebrating last year, and now another year has come! Celebrated annually June 30 in the U.S. Disabled Veterans Day™is founded by Advocate Greshun De Bouse as an awareness holiday specifically for our beloved “disabled” veteran heroes to ensure All their service-related disability needs are met with timeliness, in a low-resistant process.
The holiday received its first proclamation in 2019 from Mayor Skip Henderson of Columbus, GA, and now has received proclamations from mayors throughout Georgia, and other states, as well as Gov. Ivey of Alabama.
Disabled Veterans Day™ is celebrated with hundreds of thousands of disabled veterans, their families, friends, and all posting online with #dvday and #dvday630, learning about services, raising funds, celebrating their service, and experiencing pure bliss on Disabled Veterans Day™. June 30 is a perfect fit for the holiday as it sits right in the middle of PTSD Awareness Day (June 27) and Independence Day (July 4). Memorial Day is for our heroes who have transitioned. Veterans Day is for veterans in general. Now we have Disabled Veterans Day™ to bring awareness to the challenges faced by the disabled veteran community specifically.
As a companion to the holiday, Greshun De Bouse created the DVDAY630 app for disabled veterans, which is also the holiday’s hashtag-#dvday630. According to DVDAY630 app information in the Google Playstore, with the App “U.S. disabled veterans with TBI can access the DVDAY630 Brain Train™ for memory-cognition improvement and restoration, experience virtually one-click local VAO connection, create login username/password for setting personalization and more secure app-maneuvering, access the official Disabled Veterans Day™ website, connect to 911 right from the App in an emergency, and more!”
Those who tried the app state it is helpful and easy to use. Advocate Greshun has worked with disabled veterans within the past year who needed assistance with disability determination paperwork submissions, and has continued to encourage feedback from disabled veterans concerning what their greatest challenges are. Greshun says:
We must identify the challenges of our beloved disabled veteran heroes to help them overcome them. We must be empathetic and understand the very real hurdles disabled veterans state they must overcome to obtain the disability benefits they so desperately need and deserve. The fought for our freedoms; we must fight for them to receive all benefits due to them in a timely and virtually hurdle-free process.
Happy Disabled Veterans Day 2020!