The Blinded Veterans Association has honored First District Congressman Tim Walz with the organization's National Legislative Recognition Award for his years of support on health care and benefits legislation affecting blinded veterans.
A brief ceremony, held September 19th in Walz's Washington office, included the presentation of a framed Braille flag by the Blinded Veterans Association.
On hand for the presentation was blinded veteran Steven Baskis of Glen Ellyn, Illinois, and Lieutenant Tim Fallon, who lost most of his sight in 2010 while serving in operations in Afghanistan. Baskis had visited with Representative Walz in his office on previous occasions prior to the award ceremony.
The BVA is the only Congressionally chartered Veterans Service Organization exclusively dedicated to representing and serving the needs of the nation's blinded veterans and their families. The Association marked its 67th anniversary of service on March 28, 2012..