November-December 2017 BVA Bulletin Table of Contents


On November 11, 2017, people from all across the United States came to Arlington National Cemetery to participate in Veterans Day ceremonies. Marking the 99th anniversary of the end of World War I, veterans, their families, and several dignitaries, gathered to honor those who have served our country.
Left to right: Veterans of Foreign Wars escort, Michaun Harrison, Joe Parker, and Doris Jones moments after presenting BVA's Wreath at the Tomb of the Unknowns Honor Guard.

Left to right: Veterans of Foreign Wars escort, Michaun Harrison, Joe Parker, and Doris Jones moments after presenting BVA's Wreath at the Tomb of the Unknowns Honor Guard.



In This Issue


Legislative Update - by Melanie Brunson

President’s Page - by Joe Parker

Remarks by the Executive Director - by Al Avina

BVA Honors Veterans Day

Big Apple Hosts Blind Hockey - by Bruce Porter

Around BVA

Chaplain’s Corner - by Chaplain Jay McCleod

Auxiliary’s View - by Edna Dixon

From the Field Staff - by Hallie Smith

In Remembrance

Final Thought

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