Celebrate Make A Will MonthPosted By PVA Admin on August 1, 2022
William, a long-time friend of Veterans and a loyal supporter of Paralyzed Veterans of America (PVA).
As a young man, his lifelong dream was to study at Harvard University, and that dream came true when he was accepted and enrolled in the Fall of 1941. But when the attack on Pearl Harbor occurred during his first semester at school, William put aside his academic dream to serve his country. He enlisted in the U.S. Army and shipped out to bravely defend our freedoms. After serving heroically overseas, he returned home, found his spot at Harvard was gone, attended and finished another college and law school, and made a successful living as a lawyer.
However, William never really stopped serving America. No matter how busy his legal practice became, he always found time to provide legal services – without charge – to Veterans who were down on their luck or needed help. Today, he continues to watch out for our Veterans. He also found value in investing in PVA. He always felt at home with our mission. Beginning in 1992, he started his support of PVA with modest gifts. Over the years, his investments and involvement continued to grow. As an attorney, he knew the value and purpose of a thoughtful estate plan. William expressed that his “last will and testament” meant more than just ensuring the timely and proper transfer of assets. With this in mind, he included PVA in his estate plan and joined our Legacy Circle. He realized that his estate plan should reflect his charitable investment.
Your will should also reflect what charities are vital to you—a testament to your philanthropic interests. Since August is “Make a Will Month,” we hope you will consider protecting your family and assets by considering an estate plan that mirrors what is important to you. If you do not have an attorney, please call your local American Bar Association. Also, PVA and over 600 other charities have partnered with FreeWill to enable our donors to create their estate plans without cost or obligation. Please visit Freewill to learn more.