Donn Weaver, chairman of the Brevard Veterans Council and past president of the Military Officers Association of America’s Cape Canaveral Chapter, was recently selected to serve on the VA Advisory Committee on Cemeteries and Memorials.
Weaver was nominated by Don W. Murphy, the director of the Cape Canaveral National Cemetery. Department of Veterans Affairs Secretary Robert L. Wilkie approved his selection and signed his appointment certificate.
The VA has 27 advisory committees and 17 of those are required by statute. The Advisory Committee on Cemeteries and Memorials is the only committee in the VA that directly affects the National Cemetery Administration (NCA).
The members meet twice a year, once in Washington, D.C. and again at another site somewhere in the U.S., typically near an existing and open NCA national cemetery.
The committee is composed of 12 appointed members and three ex-officio members who represent Arlington National Cemetery, the Department of the Interior’s National Park Service, and the American Battle Monuments Commission (ABMC). Appointed members serve a two-year term.
Weaver’s appointment term began August 2020 and runs through August 2022. His first official meeting with his fellow committee members and senior executives of the National Cemetery Administration was held last month.