There is something special about our men and women in the County who have, at one time or another, worn the uniform and who have served our Country.

As a veteran, I'm personally thankful for all of the agencies, organizations, charities and people like you who have helped our brothers and sisters who've needed it.

Community Spotlight caught up with Denis Madore, Commander for the Disabled American Veterans (DAV), Chapter 10 in Presque Isle, who is no stranger to helping veterans in the County.

Madore explained what the goal of DAV is on the day-to-day,

"Our main goal is to make sure that every veteran that has received any kind of a disability in the service receives compensation for that."

That way that they do that is they ensure that each veteran has submitted the proper paperwork to the correct agency. The DAV organization is bonded, which means that those in the agency are covered as well as the veterans they are serving.

Madore said that the DAV Smart Ricker Chapter 10 claims 600 members and is the only chapter of any size in the County.

Should a veteran need traveling assistance, DAV is able to help them get to where they need to go, to include trips to the VA Maine Healthcare System in Togus, Maine.

DAV also offers emergency fuel services, should a veteran need a tank of fuel as well as other services.

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