Paralyzed Veterans of America Blog

PVA Gala 2019 - An Evening of UnstoppABLE Moments

Posted by Lynne Switzer, staff writer for PVA on Oct 1, 2019 12:02:00 PM

On Tuesday September 24th, PVA held its annual Gala, where we celebrated organizations, businesses, and individuals that lead efforts and champion the rights of veterans and all people living with disabilities. It was an amazing night as we honored our members and bestowed awards to those who have assisted us in our mission to help paralyzed veterans and others with disabilities live their lives with dignity and independence, free from barriers.

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Topics: Gala

Fly, Fight and Win - Happy Birthday to the U.S. Air Force!

Posted by Lynne Switzer, staff writer for PVA on Sep 18, 2019 7:30:00 AM


U.S. Air Force veteran and PVA Lone Star Chapter member Karla Clay has a smile in her voice – you hear it when she speaks, reflecting her joyful heart.

But watch out – she might kick your butt in track and field events!

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Topics: US Air Force

Patriot Day, September 11th – We Will Not Forget

Posted by Lynne Switzer, staff writer for PVA on Sep 10, 2019 5:00:00 PM

 

On September 11th we honorably and solemnly pause to remember those who perished on that day in 2001; the first responders; the brave men and women who stepped into combat; and those who never returned.

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Topics: Advocacy, Patriot Day

National Airborne Day - Honoring 'Infantrymen with Wings'

Posted by Lynne Switzer, staff writer for PVA on Aug 16, 2019 7:16:00 AM

A German soldier in WWII wrote in his journal, “American parachutists…devils in baggy pants…are less than a hundred meters from my outpost. I can’t sleep at night; they pop up from nowhere and we never know how or when they will strike next. Seems like the black-hearted devils are everywhere…”

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Topics: Advocacy

Purple Heart Day

Posted by PVA Staff on Aug 7, 2019 8:00:00 AM

“All the horrors you can possibly imagine sweep through you when you see… the arm is gone.”

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Topics: Purple Heart

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