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A Thanksgiving Message from BVA Director of Development Meredith Buono-DaGrossa

Dear Blinded Veterans Association Family, The time has once again arrived when we gather around the table with our families and friends, pausing to reflect on the things for which we are most thankful. Beyond our own needs, we are mindful of those less fortunate and struggling in our own country and throughout the world. The Thanksgiving holiday can serve as an invitation to rededicate ourselves in our own unique ways to make a difference […]

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BVA Joins VSOs in Honoring all Veterans

For the first time in three years due to the worldwide pandemic, BVA National President Joe McNeil and Director of District 1 Wanda Grover joined other Veterans Service Organizations (VSOs) in presenting an organizational wreath at Arlington National Cemetery’s Tomb of the Unknown Soldier on Veterans Day. The symbolic gesture paying tribute to all veterans capped off a day of memorable activities for BVA in and around a rainy Nation’s Capital.  The laying of the […]

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Options for Recognizing the World Around You

VetTech to focus on text and object recognition as November series continues this Wednesday Join the Blinded Veterans Association’s VetTech Team this Wednesday, November 16, at 2:00pm Eastern Standard Time. The session will highlight various smart phone apps, services, devices, and other means by which text and objects can be recognized and communicated to individuals with sight loss. Do not miss this VetTech session! Attendees will participate in: An overview of recognition apps, services, and […]

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BVA National President Reflects on Veterans Day

My Fellow BVA Members:  I have a question for you to contemplate on the eve of this most significant holiday: What exactly is Veterans Day and what does it mean to us, our families, our fellow veterans, and our fellow citizens everywhere?  Veterans Day is a day that has been set aside by the country to recognize certain unique sacrifices made by a select group of citizens, our veterans. The sacrifices originate from a choice […]

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A Veterans Day Message from BVA’s Executive Director

Dear Friends: Veterans Day is a unique and special day for those of us affiliated with the Blinded Veterans Association (BVA). In many cases, we share this day and its meaning with our families. I plan to use the day this year to contemplate, even more than I have in the past, the service and sacrifices of the veterans I have met over the years, many of whom have become my closest friends. Col. Brian […]