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Ch 377 POWMIA Watchfire

Chapter 377 Held 26th Annual POW/MIA Watch Fire

December 2, 2016

Under a full moon, Finger Lakes (NY) Chapter 377 held its 26th Watch Fire on the beach of Myers Point Park in Lansing. The fire was dedicated to Marine Corps Pvt. Frank Penna from Canastota, N.Y.,…

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Flag wreath

Chapter 648 Conducts Veterans Day Service

December 2, 2016

Mid Shore Chapter 648 paused to remember and reflect on their service at a Veterans Day service. 35 veterans and members of the community participated in the short service at the Vietnam memorial at the…

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Thanksgiving meal

Chapter 499 Sponsors Thanksgiving for Homeless Veterans

December 1, 2016

Through the Veterans Transition House in New Bedford, MA, Chapter 499 helped deliver meals and sent Thanksgiving Day greetings to veterans or their spouses. The Veterans Transition House was founded by a group of Vietnam…

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The bench commemorating two Navy pilots, Ensigns Kraus and Longnecker, who died during a training mission over Norwich and Preston.

Chapter 270 Honors Navy Pilots Who Died in 1944 Collision

November 28, 2016

A polished and gleaming new granite bench now commemorates two Navy pilots who perished 72 years ago in an aircraft combat training mission above the Norwich State Hospital grounds in Preston, CT. The bench, with…

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Principal Butcher addresses the assembly with veterans and students

Chapter 195 Donates Walk-A-Thon Proceeds to Widows and Elementary Schools

November 28, 2016

Pathfinders Chapter 195 held a Walk-A-Thon in Zephyrhills, FL and raised over $1400 from pledges. Chapter 195, an incarcerated Vietnam Veterans of America chapter, is located in the Zephyrhills Correctional Institution (ZCI). Mrs. Maynor, the…

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Food Donation

Chapter 628 Supports Canned Food Drive

November 23, 2016

Blue-Gray Chapter 628 of Princeton, WV helped sponsor a canned food drive at local schools in Virginia and West Virginia benefiting the outreach activities of Bluefield Union Mission. Bluefield Union Mission is a not for…

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Chapter 925 Memorial

Chapter 925 Adds to Monument

November 21, 2016

On Veterans Day in Conway, SC, the Grand Strand Chapter 925 dedicated a new monument honoring soldiers who have died since the Vietnam War. The memorial now features a smaller monument at the base of…

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Chapter 982 Contributes to Success of Stand Down Event

November 21, 2016

The 2016 Santa Barbara County Veteran's Stand Down in Santa Maria, CA received support from Chapter 982 for its fifth annual event supporting veterans. Chapter 982 supported the event by distributing hot meals to over…

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Granite engraving

Chapter 937 Plans Updates to Monument

November 18, 2016

On Veterans Day, Chapter 937 prepared to update the Vietnam War memorial in Bryan, TX with additional names. The update was kicked off with a Veterans Day ceremony hosted by the chapter. The ceremony featured…

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Camp Blanding Joint Training Center

Members of Chapter 1059 Appreciated on Veterans Day

November 17, 2016

Camp Blanding Joint Training Center in Starke, FL commemorated Vietnam veterans with a special Veterans Day program. The ceremony, with a spotlight especially on Vietnam veterans, was accented by a speech from Clay County, FL…

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