Mid-Atlantic Regional Group 

Blinded Veterans Association



BVA History and Mission


Our Mission

If you are a blind or visually impaired veteran, if you are a relative or a friend or if you just want to get involved, write, email or give us a call. We are the Blinded Veterans Association (BVA), an organization specifically established to promote the welfare of blinded veterans. We are here to help veterans and their families meet the challenges of blindness.



The Blinded Veterans Association (BVA) traces its roots back to the end of World War II. BVA's forefathers were a group of veterans blinded during that conflict. In 1945, they met at Avon Old Farms Army Convalescent Hospital in Avon, CT and founded the association. Thirteen years later, BVA received its charter from the United States Congress. Ever since, the Blinded Veterans Association has worked to accomplish the mission expressed in our Congressional Charter.

Throughout BVA's history, Congress and the Department of Veterans Affairs have meritoriously recognized the Association. BVA was and is the only veterans service organization exclusively dedicated to serving America's blind and visually impaired veterans. Veterans don't have to lose their vision during military service to qualify for BVA assistance. Membership is not a prerequisite for any service.


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