Listen to the interview with Ed Sherman Gillums Jr., chief strategy officer of American Veterans on the future of veterans.
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Future of VA: Interview with ED Sherman Gillums & KSEV Houston
June is PTSD Awareness Month: Let’s Talk
“I just couldn’t sleep because every time I closed my eyes I was back in that truck.” “How was I gonna be able to be a dad to my kids if I was so angry all the time?” “I felt like the part of him that was him was gone, and I have no idea […]
Rethinking the Cost of Military Service Goes Both Ways
On any given day, somewhere in America, there is a high school or college graduate contemplating service in the Army, Navy, Air Force, Marines or Coast Guard. He or she is likely basing that decision on factors like income, career path, education benefits, the pride of wearing a uniform or escaping the doldrums of a depressed socioeconomic situation. […]
Why Veteran Treatment Matters
The willingness with which our young people are likely to serve in any war, no matter how justified, shall be directly proportional to how they perceive veterans of earlier wars were treated and appreciated by our nation. — George Washington
Charity Golf Open Raises Funds for Veterans Careers
Proceeds Go to Paralyzed Veterans of America’s ‘PAVE’ Program Paralyzed Veterans of America hosted its tenth annual Golf Open today at The Golf Club at Lansdowne to raise funds for the Paving Access for Veterans Employment (PAVE) program, dedicated to finding the best jobs for veterans and the best veterans for jobs. Last night, Paralyzed […]
Senator Bob Dole Receives Paralyzed Veterans’ Highest Honor
The highest honor bestowed by Paralyzed Veterans of America (Paralyzed Veterans, PVA), the Speedy Award, recognizes significant contributions to improving the lives of America’s paralyzed veterans. Recently, at its 71st Annual Convention in Oxon Hill, Maryland, Paralyzed Veterans presented this year’s Speedy Award to Senator Robert J. Dole.
Our Government Must Keep its Promise to Veterans’ Caregivers
When President Obama signed into law the Caregivers and Veterans Omnibus Health Services Act of 2010, it fundamentally changed the way America honored caregivers. It specifically benefitted those facing the burden of helping severely wounded veterans who served on or after September 11, 2001. Those caregivers who had given up their careers, neglected their own […]
What is the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities?
The Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD) is an international disability treaty that was inspired by U.S. leadership in recognizing the rights of people with disabilities. The CRPD is a vital framework for creating legislation and policies around the world that embrace the rights and dignity of all people with disabilities. The […]
The Independent Budget for the 115th Congress
For more than 30 years, the co-authors of The Independent Budget—Disabled American Veterans (DAV), Paralyzed Veterans of America (Paralyzed Veterans), and Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW)—have presented our budget and policy recommendations to Congress and the Administration. Our recommendations are meant to inform Congress and the Administration of the needs of our members and all […]
Paralyzed Veterans of America Awareness Month
In April, Paralyzed Veterans of America is marking the anniversary of its founding by urging all Americans to take a stand for veterans. Paralyzed Veterans Awareness Month highlights the unique challenges facing veterans with spinal cord injury/disease. It spotlights the work of Paralyzed Veterans to empower seriously wounded heroes and their families with everything they need to thrive. “Paralyzed […]