Celebrating 75 Years

Paralyzed Veterans of America reaches 75th anniversary milestone

Paralyzed Veterans of America (PVA) is proudly celebrating 75 years of advocacy and support for veterans and people with disabilities. Since its founding in 1946 by an injured band of service members returning home from WWII, PVA has grown in size and influence, helping hundreds of thousands of veterans around the nation live fuller and more productive lives after spinal cord injury or diseases such as MS and ALS.

Every day PVA is improving lives and fighting for independence and accessibility through our many valuable programs and services. From advocating for civil rights on Capitol Hill to providing caregivers with resources and support, PVA has had an incredible impact in just seventy-five years.

As part of the yearlong celebration, PVA designed a new red, white, and blue anniversary logo and is inviting Americans to get learn about the many programs and services it offers veterans, their families, and caregivers. It is also encouraging everyone to join its Honor the Spot campaign by visiting pva.org/HonorTheSpot to raise awareness of the common obstacles the disability community faces every day and help create a more accessible world for everyone.

PVA, which operates more than 70 offices and 33 chapters in all 50 states, the District of Columbia, and Puerto Rico, also designed a red, white, and blue anniversary logo to commemorate the milestone.

About Paralyzed Veterans of America – Kentucky-Indiana Chapter

KIPVA is part of Paralyzed Veterans of America (PVA). For 75 years, Paralyzed Veterans of America has been the only Veterans service organization dedicated solely to helping Veterans with spinal cord injuries and disorders (SCI/D), and diseases like MS and ALS. Our team of legislative advocates, architects, medical professionals, lawyers, and other highly trained professionals strives to ensure that every Veteran regains the freedom, independence, and quality of life they fought for.

PVA is a major support system for our nation’s paralyzed heroes, their families, and caregivers, through ensuring quality health care; securing earned benefits; fighting for disability civil rights; making America more accessible; helping Veterans find meaningful careers; empowering them through sports, recreation, and wellness programs; and funding both research and education in search for a cure and improved care and autonomy for individuals with paralysis. Operating more than 70 offices in all 50 states, the District of Columbia and Puerto Rico, PVA helps paralyzed Veterans and all people with disabilities live fuller, more productive lives.