The Paralyzed Veterans of America

February 2006
PN;Feb2006, Vol. 60 Issue 2, p61
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The article traces the history of the organization Paralyzed Veterans of America (PVA). The formation of the organization was preceded by the publication, Paraplegia News (PN). The magazine proved to be a chronicle of the history of the group first called the Paralyzed Veterans Associations of America. The first convention of the PVA was held from February 7, 1947, and Gilford Moss was elected the first national chairman. In 1952, delegates voted to continue PN as PVA's official publication, to be printed monthly. Over the years, PVA has acted as a leading advocate for healthcare, SCI/D research and education, benefits resulting from military service, and civil rights and opportunities. INSET: Men of Vision..


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