Blinded Veterans Praise Bipartisan House Approval of Accessibility Legislation

The Blinded Veterans Association (BVA) today recognized the bipartisan effort to pass legislation that will facilitate access to and navigation of Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) online resources and forms by disabled veterans. The new law, approved by the full House of Representatives on November 16, will assist veterans in better understanding the benefits they have earned and how to complete the relevant online forms as they apply for them. The bill has already passed […]

BVA Recognizes Vietnam Veterans Memorial Anniversary

On this very special day marking an extraordinary milestone for the Vietnam Veterans Memorial, BVA National Headquarters extends its sincere thanks to the members of the organization who have sacrificed so much in defending our freedoms. We thank you as well for your membership, your leadership, and all other service rendered to BVA over the years. Interestingly, the Vietnam Veterans Memorial’s 38th anniversary today represents just slightly more than half the age of the Blinded […]

BVA Featured in ACB Podcast

BVA Executive Director Donald D. Overton, Jr. was interviewed earlier this week by the American Council of the Blind’s Claire Stanley and Clark Rachfal in a podcast episode entitled Advocacy Update. Don addressed BVA’s peer support network and BVA’s advocacy initiatives. The second half of the program featured Tyson Ernst, Acting President of Visually Impaired Veterans of America, a veterans affiliate of ACB. To listen to the program via your favorite podcast player or online, […]

A Veterans Day Message from BVA Executive Director Donald D. Overton, Jr.

On this Veterans Day, we honor and remember the men and women who have worn the uniform of our great nation. Americans who stepped forward and swore an oath to support and defend the Constitution and laws against all enemies, foreign and domestic. Veterans Day is an important day. It is a day to speak up for those who put their lives on the line for their fellow Americans – a day to remember and […]

VA Launches November Campaign to Memorialize Veterans

Increasing awareness of the Veterans Legacy Memorial (VLM) is the focus of a new campaign of the National Cemetery Administration (NCA) during the month of November. The campaign, entitled “Find a Veteran, Post a Tribute,” encourages visitors to the VLM website to locate a veteran on the site who has been buried in a Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) national cemetery and to post a tribute on a page that has been created for that […]