The Mid-Atlantic Chapter of Paralyzed
Veterans of America was founded by a band of service members who
came home from World War II with a spinal cord injury. They returned
to a grateful nation, but also to a world with few solutions to the
challenges they faced. They made a decision not just to live, but to
live with dignity as contributors to society. They created Paralyzed
Veterans of America, an organization dedicated to veterans’ service,
medical research and civil rights for people with disabilities.
Located in Chesterfield County, Virginia, the Paralyzed Veterans of
America, Mid-Atlantic Chapter was officially formed in 1947 and is
one of the six original co-founding chapters of the organization.
With nearly a thousand members, the work continues today to create
an America where all veterans and people with disabilities, and
have everything they need to live full and