is thrilled to announce the launch of its 15th annual Veterans Day National Poster and Poem Contest. Paralyzed Veterans of America holds this event every year to showcase the artistic talents and patriotic pride of our nation’s youngest students for disabled veterans in their communities.
The theme for this year’s Poster and Poem Contest is: “Help Our Veterans Be UnstoppABLE in Your Community.” Participants are asked to draw a poster or write a poem showing or telling how they can help make their community more accessible for veterans who use wheelchairs. The poster contest is open to students in grades 1-4, and the poem contest is open to students in grades 5-8.
“Our Poster and Poem Contest is a wonderful activity that gets students engaged in learning about the service and sacrifices of this nation’s veterans,” said David Zurfluh, national president of Paralyzed Veterans of America. “We enjoy seeing the creativity that children bring to their projects, and our veterans really appreciate seeing all of the posters and poems. Paralyzed Veterans of America encourages schools throughout the country to participate in the contest.”
Entries for the Poster and Poem Contest must be received by 5:00 PM EST Monday, October 29, 2018. For more information about the contest, including guidelines and how to enter, please visit.
About Paralyzed Veterans of America
is the only congressionally chartered veterans service organization dedicated solely for the benefit and representation of veterans with spinal cord injury or disease. For more than 70 years, the organization has ensured that veterans receive the benefits earned through service to our nation; monitored their care in VA spinal cord injury units; and funded research and education in the search for a cure and improved care for individuals with paralysis.
As a life-long partner and advocate for veterans and all people with disabilities, Paralyzed Veterans of America also develops training and career services, works to ensure accessibility in public buildings and spaces, and provides health and rehabilitation opportunities through sports and recreation. With more than 70 offices and 33 chapters, Paralyzed Veterans of America serves veterans, their families and their caregivers in all 50 states, the District of Columbia and Puerto Rico. Learn more at.