(Alexandria, VA) – On Thursday, March 28th, during an official session of the California State Senate, a formal “Resolution” recognizing and honoring “National Blinded Veteran’s Day” will be proposed and voted upon on the State Senate Floor. It is expected to pass and will be followed by an official presentation on the senate Floor.

Founded on March 28th, 1945 by 100 blind war veterans, the “Blinded Veterans Association” was recognized by General Omar Bradley, of the Veterans Administration, as the first official representative for blinded veterans for the filing of claims and appeals to the Veterans Administration, making the BVA only the eighth veterans service organization to receive such authorization;

In 1958, the 58th Congress approved the Congressional Charter for the “Blinded Veteran’s Association”.  The “Blinded Veterans Association” encourages blinded veterans to take their rightful place in the community with their fellow men [and women] and work with them toward the creation of a peaceful world and has continued to advocate for the war-blinded to regain independence, confidence, and self-esteem through rehabilitation and training.  

Date:         Thursday, March 28th, 2019

Time:         8:30 AM

Event:       Senate Resolution, recognizing and honoring:

                  “National Blinded Veteran’s Day”

Host:         State Senator Andreas Borgeas

Location:

                 State Capitol Building, Room 3082

                 10th  and  L Streets

                 Sacramento, CA 95814

                 Phone #: (916) 651-4008

 

This Senate Resolution will be followed by a meeting with State Assemblyman Tom Lackey where an Assembly Resolution (already passed) for “National Blinded Veteran’s Day”, will be presented to individuals representing the “Blinded Veterans Association”.

Date:         Thursday, March 28th, 2019

Time:         10:30 AM

Event:       Assembly Resolution, recognizing and honoring:

                  “National Blinded Veteran’s Day”

Host:         State Assemblyman Tom Lackey

Location:

                 State Capitol Building, Room 2174

                 10th  and  L Streets

                 Sacramento, CA 95814

                 Phone #: (916) 319-2036

 

The “Blinded Veterans Association” has service programs, regional groups, resources, and advocacy before the legislative and executive branches of government.  They work to make life better for blinded veterans and serve with encouragement and support for our blinded Veterans.

Press wishing to attend the event can contact Ed Crane at (559) 297-9286 or [email protected].

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