President Signs Critical Legislation for Blinded Veterans For Immediate ReleaseAugust 11, 2020 Contact – Stuart NelsonPhone – 202-371-8880 Blinded Veterans Association today recognized the magnitude of a presidential signing into law of two of the organization’s longstanding legislative priorities. The enactment of these measures will significantly enhance the lives of America’s blinded veterans and their families for years to come. President Donald Trump announced the signing in a press briefing on August 8 from the
BVA To Host Virtual Sessions
Blinded veterans, their families, and friends of BVA are invited to join the Association at a unique webinar entitled “Space and Vision Loss” August 12 at 2:00pm Eastern Daylight Time. The special session with two officials at the Johnson Space Center is one of a series of Zoom educational sessions occurring August 10, 12, and 18-20. The sessions can be accessed via Zoom utilizing smartphones, tablets, laptop or personal computers. They will be accessible via Zoom for audio only on landline or cellular telephones. BVA’s National Board of Directors, Auxiliary, and National Headquarters have organized the meetings to bring the Association’s members together for a sampling of the activities traditionally offered at national conventions.
District Directors Goldsmith, Jackson
Assume New Roles on
District Directors Goldsmith, Jackson Assume New Roles on BVA Board Blinded veterans Daryl Goldsmith of Pensacola, Florida and Kevin Jackson of Austin, Texas have been sworn in as members of the BVA Board of Directors representingDistricts 5 and 6, respectively. The official actionoccurred on July 24, 2020. Under BVA’s National Bylaws, each of the newly elected District Directors will serve three-year terms. Darryl will serve in the capacity for the first time while Kevin has
Who are Caregivers? Caregivers are the people who rise to the challenge when a loved one has a need that they cannot accomplish without help. Everyone associated with BVA has some degree of relationship with this concept. Remember when that “jerk in the little white coat said ‘you’re done!’” Then VA sent a letter to the state and medically revoked your driver’s license. Finally, you had to go back to your family and friends and,
Blinded Veterans: Always rising to the challenge How many times have you heard that you amaze people with what you can do while being blind? How about the statement that they couldn’t do it? Sometimes you may have felt this way about yourself but then you realize that, at the end of the day, you can’t take off the nightshades. Yeah, it’s a challenge.At some point in our lives, somebody told us we were blind
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