Paralyzed Veterans of America Blog

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

Honor, Respect, Devotion to Duty: Happy 229th Birthday to the U.S. Coast Guard!

Posted by Lynne Switzer, staff writer for PVA on Aug 4, 2019 8:00:00 AM

Seven years ago, Coast Guard veteran and PVA member Kaleb Wilson took a $100 bet that changed his life.

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Topics: People With Disabilities

Veteran Athletes and Local Children Make Lasting Memories at the 2019 Wheelchair Games in Louisville

Posted by Dana Kauffman, public relations specialist for PVA on Jul 30, 2019 4:11:49 PM

Almost 600 athletes packed downtown Louisville on July 11-16 to participate in the 39th annual National Veterans Wheelchair Games. From the Kentucky International Convention Center to Churchill Downs, and many other host locations, veteran athletes made their spirit and pride known, and the city of Louisville was abuzz.

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Topics: National Veterans Wheelchair Games

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