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This sounds like something we can all get behind.

WASHINGTON, Sept. 9 — The Disabled American Veterans, one of the nation’s premier veterans service organizations, will launch the first-ever “Virtual March on Washington for Veterans” next week to increase public awareness of issues facing military veterans and encourage grassroots action. The exclusively online event is slated to step off Sept. 15.

Employing Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, LinkedIn and a myriad of other social networking sites, the DAV has already registered about 15,000 “marchers” who will take part in the “easiest and most convenient way ever to stand up for veterans.”

One of the virtual march’s primary goals is to discuss the Department of Veterans Affairs’ outdated and overwhelmed disability claims process and the resulting backlog of now nearly 1 million claims. In fact, the virtual march has recently been dubbed the “Million Claims March.”

“It is a terrible problem that will affect every veteran if not fixed now,” said DAV National Commander Roberto Barrera. “A detailed proposal intended to eliminate the backlog, save millions of taxpayers’ dollars and drastically cut the time in which veterans are now left in limbo will be rolled out during the virtual march.”

I know most of you have some form of social media so jump in and let's help them make some virtual noise.