Delaware Commission of Veterans Affairs Executive Director Larence Kirby accepted the Abraham Lincoln Pillars of Excellence Award onFeb. 25 during the National Association of State Directors of Veterans Affairs conference in Alexandria, Virginia.

The award recognizes a state veterans agency’s positive impact on veterans Delaware was recognized for their Delaware Joining Forces efforts.

“This award recognizes the ongoing, diligent work of the Delaware Commission of Veterans Affairs on behalf of all the work its staff and volunteers do for on behalf of our veterans,” said Kirby.

DJF gathers veteran-centered agencies, in person and electronically to highlight resources for assisting Delaware veterans. The resources are then made available for veterans and their families. For more, visit

NASDVA is an organization with a history dating back to 1946. In the aftermath of World War II, many veterans earned state and federal benefits that required coordinated efforts to assure that veterans received these entitlements.

NASDVA members represent all 50 states and the District of Columbia, American Samoa, Guam, Northern Mariana Islands, Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands. Nationally, they are the second largest provider of services to veterans and their roles continue to expand.