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Legislation Bringing Awareness to Disabled Veterans Organization Passes House

December 11, 2013
Republican Newsroom

State Representative Wes Retherford (R-Hamilton) today applauded the Ohio House of Representatives’ passage of House Bill 206, legislation that creates a Disabled American Veterans (DAV) license plate.

The DAV is a national organization made up of armed forces veterans who served during times of war and were injured during their service, resulting in a current disability. Their mission is to empower veterans to lead high-quality lives with respect and dignity. Through HB 206, specialized DAV license plates could be purchased at an additional cost, with the proceeds going to further their organization’s efforts.

“The DAV assisted me in the years following my service, and I am proud to be a member of such a fine organization,” said Rep. Retherford. “The DAV license plate will bring awareness to their organization and in turn, encourage individuals to volunteer and get to know some of our nation’s greatest heroes.”

The DAV was created in 1920 by Ohio native, Captain Robert Marx, who also served as a Cincinnati Superior Court Judge. Currently, the DAV is headed by retired Colonel Joseph W. Johnston. He was elected their National Commander in 2013 and resides in Williamsburg, Ohio.

House Bill 206 passed the House unanimously and will be sent to the Ohio Senate for further consideration.