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President Signs Critical Legislation for Blinded Veterans

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 […]

District Directors Goldsmith, Jackson Assume New Roles on BVA Board

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?

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.

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 […]

Ken Horn: Rising to New Challenges through Operation Peer Support

Ken Horn: Rising to New Challenges through Operation Peer Support When Lieutenant Colonel Kennan “Ken” Horn (Ret.) was first nominated in January 2017 to receive the most prestigious annual award of the Blinded Veterans Association, he knew next to nothing about the award and perhaps even less about a group of veterans he would soon thereafter champion and with whom he would become a significant player. Nor did the native Oklahoman realize that he had […]